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written by Thomas J. Bing and Edward F. Redish
Numbers, variables, and equations are used differently in a physics class than in a pure mathematics class. In physics, these symbols not only obey formal mathematical rules but also carry physical ideas and relations. This paper focuses on modeling how this combination of physical and mathematical knowledge is constructed. The cognitive blending framework highlights both the different ways this combination can occur and the emergence of new insights and meaning that follows such a combination. After an introduction to the blending framework itself, several examples from undergraduate physics students' work are analyzed.
Physics Education Research Conference 2006
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Syracuse, New York: July 26-27, 2006
Volume 883, Pages 26-29
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Education - Applied Research
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Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
- Learning Theory
General Physics
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© 2006 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2508683
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01.40.Fk
01.40.Ha
Keywords:
PERC 2006, cognitive blending, learning theory, mathematics
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T. Bing and E. Redish, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5250&DocID=2112).
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T. Bing and E. Redish, The Cognitive Blending of Mathematics and Physics Knowledge, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5250&DocID=2112>.
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Bing, T., & Redish, E. (2006, July 26-27). The Cognitive Blending of Mathematics and Physics Knowledge. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York. Retrieved September 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5250&DocID=2112
Chicago Format
Bing, Thomas J., and Edward F. Redish. "The Cognitive Blending of Mathematics and Physics Knowledge." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, July 26-27, 2006. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5250&DocID=2112 (accessed 24 September 2014).
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Bing, Thomas J., and Edward F. Redish. "The Cognitive Blending of Mathematics and Physics Knowledge." Physics Education Research Conference 2006. Syracuse, New York: 2006. 26-29 Vol. 883 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 24 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5250&DocID=2112>.
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