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American Journal of Physics
written by Chandralekha Singh
We describe how graduate students categorize introductory mechanics problems based on the similarity of their solutions. Graduate students were asked at the end of a teaching assistant training class to categorize problems from their own perspective and from the perspective of typical introductory physics students whom they were teaching. We compare their categorizations with the categorizations by introductory physics students and physics faculty who categorized the same problems. The utility of categorization as a tool for teaching assistant training and faculty development workshops is discussed.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 77, Issue 1, Pages 73-80
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- Problem Solving
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© 2009 American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/1.2990668
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
Expert-Novice Comparisons, Problem Categorization, Problem Solving, teacher training
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C. Singh, Am. J. Phys. 77 (1), 73 (2009), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2990668).
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C. Singh, Categorization of problems to assess and improve proficiency as teachers and learners Am. J. Phys. 77 (1), 73 (2009), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2990668>.
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Singh, C. (2009, January 1). Categorization of problems to assess and improve proficiency as teachers and learners. Am. J. Phys., 77(1), 73-80. Retrieved August 23, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2990668
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Singh, Chandralekha. "Categorization of problems to assess and improve proficiency as teachers and learners." Am. J. Phys. 77, no. 1, (January 1, 2009): 73-80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2990668 (accessed 23 August 2014).
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Singh, Chandralekha. "Categorization of problems to assess and improve proficiency as teachers and learners." Am. J. Phys. 77.1 (2009): 73-80. 23 Aug. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2990668>.
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