A daily quiz on Newtonian biomechanics has previously been shown to improve student self-confidence, enthusiasm, and test results in biomechanics courses. This study investigated whether such a quiz could also improve retention of knowledge over a longer term. Our study found that students who participated very actively in daily quizzes scored significantly better on a retention test compared to those who participated less actively or not at all. From these results, we can conclude that very active participation in a daily quiz resulted in a slight gain in the long-term retention of biomechanics knowledge.

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See supplementary material online for an example examination question from the biomechanics part of course “physical factors” and three TOPday example questions.

Supplementary Material

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