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Abstract Title: A Taxonomy of Introductory Physics Problems (TIPP)
Abstract: The existing collection of physics problems (both traditional and research-based) is becoming larger and more diverse.  In order to be efficiently used in classroom settings a classification of these problems is needed.  In the past few years we created a categorization of physics problems that establishes a connection between the physics problems, the type of declarative and procedural knowledge they involve and the cognitive processes they develop in students. This taxonomy is intended to be a valuable instructional resource for physics instructors which will enable them to select the problems used in their curricular materials based on the specifics of their students' populations and the learning objectives they want to achieve for their class. This taxonomy will also provide a framework for creating physics-related assessments with a cognitive component. We will report on the design and validity and reliability studies that have been carried out during the development of this classification tool.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Raluca E. Teodorescu
George Washington University, Department of Physics, Corcoran Hall
725 21 st Street, N. W.
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-3825
Fax: 202-994-3001
and Co-Presenter(s)
Cornelius Bennhold
George Washington University

Gerald Feldman
George Washington University