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Physics Education
written by Darren Wong, Peng Poo Sng, Eng Hock Ng, and Loo Kang Wee
We describe an example of learning with multiple representations in an A-level revision lesson on mechanics. The context of the problem involved the motion of a ball thrown vertically upwards in air and studying how the associated physical quantities changed during its flight. Different groups of students were assigned to look at the ball's motion using various representations: motion diagrams, vector diagrams, free-body diagrams, verbal description, equations and graphs, drawn against time as well as against displacement. Overall, feedback from students about the lesson was positive. We further discuss the benefits of using computer simulation to support and extend student learning.
Physics Education: Volume 46, Issue 2, Pages 178
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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
= Gravitational Acceleration
= Position & Displacement
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
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DOI:
10.1088/0031-9120/46/2/005
ISSN Number:
0031-9120
PACSs:
01.40.Ha
45.50.Dd
Keywords:
diagrams, education, mechanics, multiple representations
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D. Wong, P. Sng, E. Ng, and L. Wee, Phys. Educ. 46 (2), 178 (2011), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/46/2/005).
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D. Wong, P. Sng, E. Ng, and L. Wee, Learning with multiple representations: An example of a revision lesson in mechanics Phys. Educ. 46 (2), 178 (2011), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/46/2/005>.
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Wong, D., Sng, P., Ng, E., & Wee, L. (2011, January 3). Learning with multiple representations: An example of a revision lesson in mechanics. Phys. Educ., 46(2), 178. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/46/2/005
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Wong, D, P. Sng, E. Ng, and L. Wee. "Learning with multiple representations: An example of a revision lesson in mechanics." Phys. Educ. 46, no. 2, (January 3, 2011): 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/46/2/005 (accessed 23 April 2014).
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Wong, Darren, Peng Poo Sng, Eng Hock Ng, and Loo Kang Wee. "Learning with multiple representations: An example of a revision lesson in mechanics." Phys. Educ. 46.2 (2011): 178. 23 Apr. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/46/2/005>.
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