Kennedy C.,Hiram High School
Journal of Chemical Education | Year: 2014
Shifting focus from teaching traditional introductory chemistry topics in a linear sequence to an emphasis on big ideas and enduring understandings in the advanced placement (AP) chemistry course can be a challenging yet rewarding endeavor. In this submission, a restructuring of the curricular sequence is proposed along with potential learning experiences that align to it. This contribution is part of a special issue on teaching introductory chemistry in the context of the advanced placement chemistry course redesign. © 2014 The American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc.