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written by Tara Bartiromo
There is a strong emphasis in physics education research on the use of multiple representations to help students explain physical phenomena and to solve physics problems. In this paper, we report on students' use of multiple representations in the analysis of kinematics problems. The students learned kinematics using the Physics Union Mathematics curriculum. When we examined pairs of representations in student work (motion diagrams and graphs), we found that students were often consistent but not necessarily correct. Based on the patterns in the data we argue that to fully assess student understanding we need to provide students with problems that require them to use at least two different representations to explain their answer.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 81-84
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
- Reference Material
= Report
= Research study
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DOI:
10.1063/1.3515254
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0733140
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.ek, 01.40.G-
Keywords:
PERC 2010, assessment, multiple representations, problem solving, reasoning
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T. Bartiromo, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10390&DocID=1862).
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T. Bartiromo, Searching for Evidence of Student Understanding presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10390&DocID=1862>.
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Bartiromo, T. (2010, July 21-22). Searching for Evidence of Student Understanding. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved September 17, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10390&DocID=1862
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Bartiromo, Tara. "Searching for Evidence of Student Understanding." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10390&DocID=1862 (accessed 17 September 2014).
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Bartiromo, Tara. "Searching for Evidence of Student Understanding." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 81-84 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 17 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10390&DocID=1862>.
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