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Abstract Title: Student Understanding of Vector Products
Abstract: As part of a large study of how student ideas change in response to instruction, we collect student test data frequently throughout a course, allowing for the measurement of the time-evolution of student knowledge. Some student ideas peak and decay rapidly during a quarter, while others change more slowly. In this poster, we focus on foundational vector manipulation skills in introductory physics. There appears to be a difference between low and high performing students on when they learn the material, how much they learn, and how much they forget.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Eleanor Sayre
Wabash College
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Andrew Heckler, Ohio State University.  Thomas Scaife, Ohio State University