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Abstract Title: Investigating Patterns and Use of Students’ Self-Created Equation Sheets
Abstract: Many physics instructors provide equations sheets to their students in physics tests.  In the context of this study, we allowed students to create and use their own equation sheets in various physics tests in a semester.  They were informed regarding the content and page limit of their equations sheets and were required to submit their equations sheets after the completion of their tests. We analyzed the information on the sheets over various tests during the entire semester.  In this presentation we report an investigation of the nature of student-created equations sheets.  In particular, we compared the nature of instructor prepared equations sheets with those prepared by the students. We also conducted a study to understand if and how students' equations sheets progress over time. In addition, we investigated whether individual performance and problem-solving strategies could be predicted by the information and nature of the equations sheets.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Bijaya Aryal
University of Minnesota-Rochester
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Rochester, MN 55904