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written by Shih-Yin Lin and Chandralekha Singh
In a companion paper, we discuss students' ability to take advantage of what they learn from a solved problem and transfer their learning to solve a quiz problem that has different surface features but the same underlying physics principles. Here, we discuss students' ability to perform analogical reasoning between another pair of problems. Both the problems can be solved using the same physics principles. However, the solved problem provided was a two- step problem (which can be solved by decomposing it into two sub-problems) while the quiz problem was a three-step problem. We find that it is challenging for students to extend what they learned from a two-step problem to solve a three-step problem.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 29-32
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PERC 2010, analogy, problem solving, transfer
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S. Lin and C. Singh, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10376&DocID=1849).
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S. Lin and C. Singh, Using Analogy to Solve a Three-Step Physics Problem presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10376&DocID=1849>.
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Lin, S., & Singh, C. (2010, July 21-22). Using Analogy to Solve a Three-Step Physics Problem. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved August 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10376&DocID=1849
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Lin, Shih-Yin, and Chandralekha Singh. "Using Analogy to Solve a Three-Step Physics Problem." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10376&DocID=1849 (accessed 23 August 2014).
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Lin, Shih-Yin, and Chandralekha Singh. "Using Analogy to Solve a Three-Step Physics Problem." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 29-32 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 23 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10376&DocID=1849>.
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