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We discuss the effect of administering conceptual and quantitative isomorphic problem pairs (CQIPP) back to back vs. asking students to solve only one of the problems in the CQIPP in introductory physics courses. Students who answered both questions in a CQIPP often performed better on the conceptual questions than those who answered the corresponding conceptual questions only. Although students often took advantage of the quantitative counterpart to answer a conceptual question of a CQIPP correctly, when only given the conceptual question, students seldom tried to convert it into a quantitative question, solve it and then reason about the solution conceptually. Even in individual interviews, when students who were only given conceptual questions had difficulty and the interviewer explicitly encouraged them to convert the conceptual question into the corresponding quantitative problem by choosing appropriate variables, a majority of students were reluctant and preferred to guess the answer to the conceptual question based upon their gut feeling.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 199-202
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10.1063/1.3021253
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0442087
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PERC 2008, conceptual and quantitative isomorphic problem pair, educational aids, educational computing, educational courses, engineering education, learning (artificial intelligence), philosophical aspects, research and development management, scientific information systems
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C. Singh, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8116&DocID=750).
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C. Singh, Coupling Conceptual and Quantitative Problems to Develop Expertise in Introductory Physics Students presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8116&DocID=750>.
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Singh, C. (2008, July 23-24). Coupling Conceptual and Quantitative Problems to Develop Expertise in Introductory Physics Students. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved April 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8116&DocID=750
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Singh, Chandralekha. "Coupling Conceptual and Quantitative Problems to Develop Expertise in Introductory Physics Students." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8116&DocID=750 (accessed 20 April 2014).
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Singh, Chandralekha. "Coupling Conceptual and Quantitative Problems to Develop Expertise in Introductory Physics Students." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 199-202 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 20 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8116&DocID=750>.
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