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written by Dong-Hai Nguyen, Elizabeth Gire, and N. Sanjay Rebello
Our previous research has suggested that the major difficulty students have when solving physics problems posed in graphical and equational representations is due to students' inability to appropriately activate the required mathematical knowledge in the context of a physics problem. Based on these results, we developed problem sets for each major topic in introductory mechanics. Each set consisted of one or two pairs of matched math and physics problems, debate problems, and problem posing tasks. We conducted focus group learning interviews with two groups of students working in pairs: a treatment group working on our research-based problem sets and a control group solving isomorphic textbook problems on the same topics. We present here a description of one of our problem sets on Work- Energy problems as well as a comparison of the performance of the two groups on transfer problems on Work-Energy involving graphical and equational representations.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 241-244
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Classical Mechanics
- General
- Work and Energy
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
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General Physics
- Physics Education Research
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10.1063/1.3515211
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0816207
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
interview, physics education research, representation, transfer, PERC 2010, problem-solving
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D. Nguyen, E. Gire, and N. Rebello, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10463&DocID=1923).
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D. Nguyen, E. Gire, and N. Rebello, Facilitating Strategies for Solving Work-Energy Problems in Graphical and Equational Representations, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10463&DocID=1923>.
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Nguyen, D., Gire, E., & Rebello, N. (2010, July 21-22). Facilitating Strategies for Solving Work-Energy Problems in Graphical and Equational Representations. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10463&DocID=1923
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Nguyen, D, E. Gire, and N. Rebello. "Facilitating Strategies for Solving Work-Energy Problems in Graphical and Equational Representations." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10463&DocID=1923 (accessed 23 October 2014).
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Nguyen, Dong-Hai, Elizabeth Gire, and N. Sanjay Rebello. "Facilitating Strategies for Solving Work-Energy Problems in Graphical and Equational Representations." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 241-244 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10463&DocID=1923>.
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