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written by Dong-Hai Nguyen and N. Sanjay Rebello
Studies indicate that the use of multiple representations in teaching helps students become better problem solvers. We report on a study to investigate students' difficulties with multiple representations. We conducted teaching/learning interviews with 20 students in a first semester calculus-based physics course. Each student was interviewed four times during the semester, each time after they had completed an exam in class. During these interviews students were first asked to solve a problem they had seen on the exam, followed by problems that differed in context and type of representation from the exam problem. Students were provided verbal scaffolding to solve the new problems. We discuss the common difficulties that students encountered when attempting to transfer their problem solving skills across problems in different representations.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 221-224
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Education - Basic Research
- Learning Theory
= Representations
= Transfer
- Problem Solving
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2009 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.3266720
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0816207
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01.40.Fk
Keywords:
PERC 2009, interview, multiple representations, physics education research, problem solving, problem solving, representation, transfer, transfer
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D. Nguyen and N. Rebello, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9488&DocID=1362).
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D. Nguyen and N. Rebello, Students’ Difficulties in Transfer of Problem Solving Across Representations presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9488&DocID=1362>.
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Nguyen, D., & Rebello, N. (2009, July 29-30). Students’ Difficulties in Transfer of Problem Solving Across Representations. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved April 16, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9488&DocID=1362
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Nguyen, Dong-Hai, and N. Sanjay Rebello. "Students’ Difficulties in Transfer of Problem Solving Across Representations." 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=9488&DocID=1362 (accessed 16 April 2014).
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Nguyen, Dong-Hai, and N. Sanjay Rebello. "Students’ Difficulties in Transfer of Problem Solving Across Representations." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 221-224 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 16 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9488&DocID=1362>.
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