The Daily Quiz
I use a daily quiz that has a two-fold purpose: first, it tests the students’ knowledge of the day’s reading material; and second, it provides a focus for the lecture and activities scheduled that day in class. Whether attendance is required or just encouraged, a daily quiz like this provides a fun, interactive way for students to earn points. My students do the quiz as a group activity. As such, it effectively engages students in discussion of the correct answers, and just as importantly, the incorrect answers. Doing so reveals common misconceptions and underscores important points. I vary both the number and type of questions I use on the quizzes.