A set of questions to intersperse in lectures OR to use as a means of student guided learning of nomenclature.
In answering these questions, a student will:
review naming and formulas for simple salts;
name coordination complexes;
determine formulas from names of complexes.
If you do not have a method of polling students online, you can use index cards for answers OR just have students write down answers.
There are a few methods of using polling in classes:
1) As an end of chapter “quiz” -- this would replace giving a paper quiz;
2) As a preview set of questions to see what you need to discuss more in a lecture format, followed by lecture and recap questions to see what was learned. (The recap questions do NOT have to be different questions, but not all of your recap questions need to be used in your preview.)
3) Ask the question; give students one minute to answer without discussion; show results and have students discuss the question/answer for a few minutes and ask the question again. If students are still not all correct, discuss what and why the correct answer.