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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I have six weeks (19 school days) to teach half-a-course worth's of material to the students who failed Conceptual Physics. I have five days to teach: What is physics, the concepts and some basic problems of linear motion, and all three Newton's laws.

Alas, the first three days haven't proved fruitful, most of them are failing the quizzes. That gives me two days left to teach physics, linear motion, and Newton's laws. The principal assistant made it clear to me that the goal is to get the students to pass, teach the salient points, and keep the students engaged, but there's no time for labs and almost no time for discussion.

I tried teaching to the test as a last resort, steering them to the right answers, writing the answers on the board to copy to their notes, keeping the quizzes open notes, but still most of them are failing.

Any suggestions on how to get the students to learn the material quickly?

Alas, the first three days haven't proved fruitful, most of them are failing the quizzes. That gives me two days left to teach physics, linear motion, and Newton's laws. The principal assistant made it clear to me that the goal is to get the students to pass, teach the salient points, and keep the students engaged, but there's no time for labs and almost no time for discussion.

I tried teaching to the test as a last resort, steering them to the right answers, writing the answers on the board to copy to their notes, keeping the quizzes open notes, but still most of them are failing.

Any suggestions on how to get the students to learn the material quickly?