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written by Jose Aguirre
This article describes a study focused on examining student (15- to 17-year-old students possess just before taking their first physics course) preconceptions about vector characteristics that physics teachers consider so obvious that they are not discussed in class. So consideration of these characteristics is crucial to effective instruction. The author uses seven vector characteristics and three tasks to interview students and then presents the most common student preconceptions regarding each of the implicit vector characteristics.
The Physics Teacher: Volume 26, Issue 4, Pages 212-216
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© 1988 American Association of Physics Teachers
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EJ378097
DOI:
10.1119/1.2342490
ISSN Number:
0031921X
Keywords:
Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation, Interviews, Mechanics (Physics), Misconceptions, Motion, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Secondary School Science, Vectors (Mathematics)
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Metadata instance created September 27, 2006 by Lyle Barbato
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April 1, 1988
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J. Aguirre, Phys. Teach. 26 (4), 212 (1988), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2342490).
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J. Aguirre, Student Preconceptions about Vector Kinematics, Phys. Teach. 26 (4), 212 (1988), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2342490>.
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Aguirre, J. (1988, April 1). Student Preconceptions about Vector Kinematics. Phys. Teach., 26(4), 212-216. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2342490
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Aguirre, Jose. "Student Preconceptions about Vector Kinematics." Phys. Teach. 26, no. 4, (April 1, 1988): 212-216, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2342490 (accessed 13 December 2017).
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Aguirre, Jose. "Student Preconceptions about Vector Kinematics." Phys. Teach. 26.4 (1988): 212-216. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2342490>.
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