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written by Stephen E. Kanim
Traditional quantitative problems of the type commonly found at the end of chapters in physics textbooks are assigned to students in most introductory physics courses. Many students use a formula-driven approach to solve these problems that does not rely on understanding underlying physics concepts and that does little to encourage the problem-solving skills employed by experts. In this paper, we illustrate the use of "bridging exercises" as part of students' homework in the context of electrostatics. These exercises encourage students to solve problems by starting with developed physics concepts and models.
Physics Education Research Conference 2001
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Rochester, New York: July 25-26, 2001
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
= Gauss' Law
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© 2001 Stephen Kanim
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PERC 2001, bridging exercises, electrostatics, homework, introductory physics students, quantitative problem solving
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S. Kanim, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2001, Rochester, New York, 2001, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4320&DocID=1030).
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S. Kanim, Connecting Concepts to Problem-solving, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2001, Rochester, New York, 2001, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4320&DocID=1030>.
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Kanim, S. (2001, July 25-26). Connecting Concepts to Problem-solving. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2001, Rochester, New York. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4320&DocID=1030
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Kanim, Stephen. "Connecting Concepts to Problem-solving." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2001, Rochester, New York, July 25-26, 2001. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4320&DocID=1030 (accessed 25 October 2014).
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Kanim, Stephen. "Connecting Concepts to Problem-solving." Physics Education Research Conference 2001. Rochester, New York: 2001. of PER Conference Invited Paper. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4320&DocID=1030>.
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