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written by Charles De Leone and Elizabeth Gire
A hallmark of physics is its rich use of representations. The most common types used by physicists are mathematical representations such as equations, but many problems are rendered more tractable through the use of other representations such as diagrams or graphs. Examples of representations include force diagrams in mechanics, state diagrams in thermodynamics, and motion graphs in kinematics. Most introductory physics courses teach students to use these representations as they apply physical models to problems. But does student representation use correlate with problem-solving success? In this paper we address this question by analyzing student representation usage during the first semester of an introductory physics course for biologists taught in an active-learning setting.
Physics Education Research Conference 2005
Part of the PER Conference series
Salt Lake City, Utah: August 10-11, 2005
Volume 818, Pages 45-48
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- Behavior
- Communication
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- Learning Theory
= Representations
- Problem Solving
= Representational Use
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2177019
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© 2005 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2177019
NSF Number:
0410991
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.gb
01.50.F-
Keywords:
PERC 2005, educational aids, representations, teaching, technical presentation
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C. De Leone and E. Gire, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8911&DocID=3491).
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C. De Leone and E. Gire, Is Instructional Emphasis on the Use of Non-Mathematical Representations Worth the Effort? presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8911&DocID=3491>.
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De Leone, C., & Gire, E. (2005, August 10-11). Is Instructional Emphasis on the Use of Non-Mathematical Representations Worth the Effort?. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah. Retrieved July 26, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8911&DocID=3491
Chicago Format
De Leone, Charles, and Elizabeth Gire. "Is Instructional Emphasis on the Use of Non-Mathematical Representations Worth the Effort?." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 10-11, 2005. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8911&DocID=3491 (accessed 26 July 2014).
MLA Format
De Leone, Charles, and Elizabeth Gire. "Is Instructional Emphasis on the Use of Non-Mathematical Representations Worth the Effort?." Physics Education Research Conference 2005. Salt Lake City, Utah: 2005. 45-48 Vol. 818 of PER Conference. 26 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8911&DocID=3491>.
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