PERC 2012 Abstract Detail Page
|Abstract Title:||Learning Mathematics in Physics Context|
|Abstract:||Students who meet the prerequisite requirement of an introductory physics course are expected to be well-prepared. However, students enrolled in physics courses often demonstrate mathematical deficiency in problem solving. Many teachers believe that taking mathematics courses will solve the issue. In a recent study at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Eastern Kentucky University, a mathematics diagnostic test (pre- and post-) is given to students enrolled in a physics course and those who enrolled in an algebra course. The results suggest that when students take physics, their mathematical skills improve significantly, even more so than they do in a traditional mathematics course.|
|Abstract Type:||Contributed Poster Presentation
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