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written by Nadia Perez-Goytia, Angeles Dominguez, and Genaro Zavala
The objective of this ongoing study is to refine an instrument to evaluate conceptual understanding and graphical interpretation of a function and its derivative. The instrument is based on a modified version of the Test of Understanding Graphs in Kinematics (TUG-K) which consists of 26 items (7 dimensions). In the new instrument, Test of Understanding Graphs in Calculus (TUG-C), the kinematics context has been removed from the items creating a new context-free version. To favor the translation from kinematics to Calculus, the focus is on 5 out of the 7 original dimensions of the test, giving a 16-item test. A total of 526 students from a university level Introductory Physics course participated in the study. Half of the students were administered the kinematics test and the other half took the calculus test. This work will present data showing preliminary results of the instrument and new directions on improving the instrument.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 249-252
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- Calculus
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DOI:
10.1063/1.3515213
PACS:
01.50.Kw
Keywords:
calculus, evaluation instrument, PERC 2010, TUG-C, TUG-K, graphical representation, instrument refinement
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N. Perez-Goytia, A. Dominguez, and G. Zavala, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10465&DocID=1925).
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N. Perez-Goytia, A. Dominguez, and G. Zavala, Understanding and Interpreting Calculus Graphs: Refining an Instrument presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10465&DocID=1925>.
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Perez-Goytia, N., Dominguez, A., & Zavala, G. (2010, July 21-22). Understanding and Interpreting Calculus Graphs: Refining an Instrument. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved April 16, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10465&DocID=1925
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Perez-Goytia, N, A. Dominguez, and G. Zavala. "Understanding and Interpreting Calculus Graphs: Refining an Instrument." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10465&DocID=1925 (accessed 16 April 2014).
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Perez-Goytia, Nadia, Angeles Dominguez, and Genaro Zavala. "Understanding and Interpreting Calculus Graphs: Refining an Instrument." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 249-252 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 16 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10465&DocID=1925>.
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