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written by Jonathan Tuminaro
This webpage offers a doctoral dissertation in which the author proposes a theoretical framework to analyze and describe students' mathematical thinking in physics. The author addresses two particular questions. What are the cognitive tools involved in formal mathematical thinking in physics? And, why do students make the kinds of mistakes they do when using mathematics in physics? Two important results from this work are: (1) the construction of a theoretical framework that offers researchers a vocabulary and grammar for understanding the nature and origin of mathematical use in the context physics, and (2) a detailed understanding, in terms of the proposed theoretical framework, of the errors that students make when using mathematics in the context of physics.
University: University of Maryland
Academic Department:  Physics
Pages 154
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© 2004 Jonathan Tuminaro
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comprehension, learning theory, mathematical problem solving, student assessment
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Metadata instance created September 27, 2006 by Lyle Barbato
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December 29, 2006 by Bruce Mason
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January 1, 2004
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J. Tuminaro, University of Maryland, 2004, WWW Document, (http://www.physics.umd.edu/rgroups/ripe/perg/dissertations/Tuminaro/).
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J. Tuminaro, A Cognitive Framework for Analyzing and Describing Introductory Students' Use and Understanding of Mathematics in Physics, University of Maryland, 2004, <http://www.physics.umd.edu/rgroups/ripe/perg/dissertations/Tuminaro/>.
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Tuminaro, J. (2004, January 1). A Cognitive Framework for Analyzing and Describing Introductory Students' Use and Understanding of Mathematics in Physics (University of Maryland, 2004). Retrieved November 28, 2014, from http://www.physics.umd.edu/rgroups/ripe/perg/dissertations/Tuminaro/
Chicago Format
Tuminaro, Jonathan. "A Cognitive Framework for Analyzing and Describing Introductory Students' Use and Understanding of Mathematics in Physics." University of Maryland, 2004. http://www.physics.umd.edu/rgroups/ripe/perg/dissertations/Tuminaro/ (accessed 28 November 2014).
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Tuminaro, Jonathan. "A Cognitive Framework for Analyzing and Describing Introductory Students' Use and Understanding of Mathematics in Physics." 1 Jan. 2004. University of Maryland, 2004. 28 Nov. 2014 <http://www.physics.umd.edu/rgroups/ripe/perg/dissertations/Tuminaro/>.
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