Students struggle with using direction fields to solve a given problem. In the 1st two semesters, lecture was primarily used with handouts and group work being utlized more in the last 3 semesters. Students have continually received a C grade on the direction field exam question and a C/B average on homework questions. In Fall 2014, the handout was modified, and students worked in groups with no guidance from the instructor. Technology as incorporated as well (MATLAB) to graph the direction fields. Once students finished the handout, follow up was given by me. Also, direction fields have been emphasized and related to 2 other concepts in the course showing how they all relate (Euler's Method, Runga-Kutta). In F14, students still struggled. Basically - students struggle with interpretting answers/solutions. In SP15 - students improved their scores on direction fields. What was different? The handout was updated, again, and more practice was done in and outside of class. Students also had to draw direction fields by hand instead of just using MATLAB. Average score was a B in SP15.