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written by Emily H. van Zee and Lillian C. McDermott
edited by Joseph Novak
The Physics Education Group at the University of Washington has been investigating student difficulties in drawing and interpreting graphs of moving objects.  In the study reported here, students observe an actual motion for which they are asked to sketch a graph.  The procedures used by students who sketch correct graphs ("experts") are compared with the procedures used by students who produce inappropriate graphs ("novices").  We have been able to identify characteristic differences in the ways in which experts and novices define axes, represent the path of a motion, treat constant values, and check for consistency among related graphs.  We have also examined the relation between conceptual understanding and the ability to produce correct position versus time, velocity versus time, and acceleration versus time graphs.  Some implications for the design of instruction are discussed.
Second International Seminar on Misconceptions and Educational Strategies in Science Mathematics
Part of the Misconceptions and Educational Strategies in Science and Mathematics series
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: July 26-29, 1987
Volume 3 out of 3, Pages 531-539
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graphical interpretation, graphs, student understanding
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E. van Zee and L. McDermott, presented at the Second International Seminar on Misconceptions and Educational Strategies in Science Mathematics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1987, WWW Document, (http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED293686.pdf#page=541).
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E. van Zee and L. McDermott, Investigation of Student Difficulties with Graphical Representations in Physics presented at the Second International Seminar on Misconceptions and Educational Strategies in Science Mathematics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1987, <http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED293686.pdf#page=541>.
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van Zee, E., & McDermott, L. (1987, July 26-29). Investigation of Student Difficulties with Graphical Representations in Physics. Paper presented at Second International Seminar on Misconceptions and Educational Strategies in Science Mathematics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Retrieved April 17, 2014, from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED293686.pdf#page=541
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van Zee, Emily H., and Lillian C. McDermott. "Investigation of Student Difficulties with Graphical Representations in Physics." Paper presented at the Second International Seminar on Misconceptions and Educational Strategies in Science Mathematics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, July 26-29, 1987. http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED293686.pdf#page=541 (accessed 17 April 2014).
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van Zee, Emily H., and Lillian C. McDermott. "Investigation of Student Difficulties with Graphical Representations in Physics." Second International Seminar on Misconceptions and Educational Strategies in Science Mathematics. Ed. Novak, Joseph. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: 1987. 531-539 Vol. 3 of Misconceptions and Educational Strategies in Science and Mathematics. 3 vols. 17 Apr. 2014 <http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED293686.pdf#page=541>.
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