home - login - register

Conference Proceedings Detail Page

written by Dyan L. McBride
It is commonly known that students have difficulty connecting the techniques they learn in math classes with necessary steps for solving physics problems. In this study, introductory-level physics students were given a set of pure math problems and a set of physics problems that required them to use the exact same mathematical processes. The students were then asked to pair the analogous problems and explain the pairings. Presented here are the results of that study, which support previous findings that students have difficulty determining how the two are connected and give some insight into what can be done to help scaffold that connection in the future.
Physics Education Research Conference 2011
Part of the PER Conference series
Omaha, Nebraska: August 3-4, 2011
Volume 1413, Pages 275-278
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Problem Solving
- Student Characteristics
= Skills
- Reference Material
= Research study
PER-Central Type Intended Users Ratings
- PER Literature
- Researchers
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Formats:
application/pdf
non-digital
Mirror:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3680048
Access Rights:
Free access and
Available for purchase
A preprint of the work is available. A hard copy of the PERC 2011 proceedings is available for purchase from the AIP.
Restriction:
© 2011 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.3680048
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keyword:
PERC 2011
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created February 6, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
Record Updated:
April 23, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
February 6, 2012
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
D. McBride, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11695&DocID=2572).
AJP/PRST-PER
D. McBride, Student Views of Similarity between Math and Physics Problems, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11695&DocID=2572>.
APA Format
McBride, D. (2011, August 3-4). Student Views of Similarity between Math and Physics Problems. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved September 19, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11695&DocID=2572
Chicago Format
McBride, Dyan. "Student Views of Similarity between Math and Physics Problems." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, August 3-4, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11695&DocID=2572 (accessed 19 September 2014).
MLA Format
McBride, Dyan. "Student Views of Similarity between Math and Physics Problems." Physics Education Research Conference 2011. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. 275-278 Vol. 1413 of PER Conference. 19 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11695&DocID=2572>.
BibTeX Export Format
@inproceedings{ Author = "Dyan McBride", Title = {Student Views of Similarity between Math and Physics Problems}, BookTitle = {Physics Education Research Conference 2011}, Pages = {275-278}, Address = {Omaha, Nebraska}, Series = {PER Conference}, Volume = {1413}, Month = {August 3-4}, Year = {2011} }
Refer Export Format

%A Dyan McBride
%T Student Views of Similarity between Math and Physics Problems
%S PER Conference
%V 1413
%D August 3-4 2011
%P 275-278
%C Omaha, Nebraska
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11695&DocID=2572
%O Physics Education Research Conference 2011
%O August 3-4
%O application/pdf

EndNote Export Format

%0 Conference Proceedings
%A McBride, Dyan
%D August 3-4 2011
%T Student Views of Similarity between Math and Physics Problems
%B Physics Education Research Conference 2011
%C Omaha, Nebraska
%V 1413
%P 275-278
%S PER Conference
%8 August 3-4
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11695&DocID=2572


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The AJP/PRST-PER presented is based on the AIP Style with the addition of journal article titles and conference proceeding article titles.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

This resource is stored in a shared folder.

You must login to access shared folders.

Student Views of Similarity between Math and Physics Problems:


Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders

Supplements

Contribute

Related Materials

Similar Materials