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written by Katrina E. Black and Michael C. Wittmann
A problem in resource theory is describing the creation of new, high-level resources. We model resource creation by analyzing four student groups separating variables during a group quiz on air resistance. We assess each group's fluency and two observables: use of overt (such as divide, subtract, equals) and covert (such as moving, bringing, or pulling over) mathematical language and use of accompanying gestures (such as circling, grabbing, or sliding). For each group, the type of language and gesture used corresponds to how easily they carry out separation of variables. We create resource graphs for each group to organize our observations and use these graphs to model the creation of the procedural resource Separate Variables.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 97-100
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DOI:
10.1063/1.3290980
NSF Numbers:
0441426
0442388
0633951
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
PERC 2009, differential equations, intermediate mechanics, resource creation, resource graphs, resource theory, resources, separating variables
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K. Black and M. Wittmann, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9455&DocID=1327).
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K. Black and M. Wittmann, Procedural Resource Creation in Intermediate Mechanics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9455&DocID=1327>.
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Black, K., & Wittmann, M. (2009, July 29-30). Procedural Resource Creation in Intermediate Mechanics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved November 26, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9455&DocID=1327
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Black, Katrina E., and Michael Wittmann. "Procedural Resource Creation in Intermediate Mechanics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 29-30, 2009. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9455&DocID=1327 (accessed 26 November 2014).
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Black, Katrina E., and Michael Wittmann. "Procedural Resource Creation in Intermediate Mechanics." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 97-100 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 26 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9455&DocID=1327>.
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