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written by Michael C. Wittmann and Mindi Kvaal Anderson
As a follow-up to a study comparing learning of Newton's Third Law when using three different forms of tutorial instruction, we have compared student learning of Newton's Second Law (NSL) when students use the Tutorials in Introductory Physics, Activity-Based Tutorials, or Open Source Tutorials. We split an algebra-based, life sciences physics course in 3 groups and measured students' pre- and post-instruction scores on the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation (FMCE). We look at only the NSL-related clusters of questions on the FMCE to compare students' performance and normalized gains. Students entering the course are not significantly different, and students using the Tutorials in Introductory Physics show the largest normalized gains in answering question on the FMCE correctly. These gains are significant in only one cluster of questions, the Force Sled cluster.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 301-304
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Research study
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DOI:
10.1063/1.3266742
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.G-
01.40.gb
Keywords:
Activity-Based Tutorials, Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation (FMCE), Newton's Laws, Open Source Tutorials, PERC 2009, Tutorials in Introductory Physics
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M. Wittmann and M. Anderson, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9512&DocID=1385).
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M. Wittmann and M. Anderson, Comparing Three Methods for Teaching Newton’s Second Law presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9512&DocID=1385>.
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Wittmann, M., & Anderson, M. (2009, July 29-30). Comparing Three Methods for Teaching Newton’s Second Law. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved July 31, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9512&DocID=1385
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Wittmann, Michael, and Mindi Kvaal Anderson. "Comparing Three Methods for Teaching Newton’s Second Law." 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=9512&DocID=1385 (accessed 31 July 2014).
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Wittmann, Michael, and Mindi Kvaal Anderson. "Comparing Three Methods for Teaching Newton’s Second Law." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 301-304 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 31 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9512&DocID=1385>.
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