written by
Tevian Dray and
Corinne A. Manogue
This paper was written collaboratively by a physicist and a mathematician to raise awareness about the "vector calculus gap" and offer realistic solutions to bridge the gap. The authors define the vector calculus gap as a disparity between the way mathematicians and physical scientists think about vectors, which they argue results in performance difficulties for students of physics and engineering. In this paper, they advocate emphasizing geometric reasoning over algebraic computation when introducing vectors. In addition, their proposed instructional method uses differentials to bridge the vector calculus gap. Included are sample group activities and tips for incorporating these ideas in the classroom.
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Conference on Transforming Math and Science Education in the K16 Curriculum
Arlington, VA: April 18-21, 2002 Pages 7
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<a href="https://www.compadre.org/portal/items/detail.cfm?ID=8394">Dray, Tevian, and Corinne Manogue. "Bridging the Vector Calculus Gap." Paper presented at the Conference on Transforming Math and Science Education in the K16 Curriculum, Arlington, VA, April 18-21, 2002.</a>
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T. Dray and C. Manogue, presented at the Conference on Transforming Math and Science Education in the K16 Curriculum, Arlington, VA, 2002, WWW Document, (http://www.physics.orst.edu/bridge/papers/pathways.pdf).
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T. Dray and C. Manogue, Bridging the Vector Calculus Gap, presented at the Conference on Transforming Math and Science Education in the K16 Curriculum, Arlington, VA, 2002, <http://www.physics.orst.edu/bridge/papers/pathways.pdf>.
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Dray, T., & Manogue, C. (2002, April 18-21). Bridging the Vector Calculus Gap. Paper presented at Conference on Transforming Math and Science Education in the K16 Curriculum, Arlington, VA. Retrieved May 22, 2018, from http://www.physics.orst.edu/bridge/papers/pathways.pdf
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Dray, Tevian, and Corinne Manogue. "Bridging the Vector Calculus Gap." Paper presented at the Conference on Transforming Math and Science Education in the K16 Curriculum, Arlington, VA, April 18-21, 2002. http://www.physics.orst.edu/bridge/papers/pathways.pdf (accessed 22 May 2018).
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Dray, Tevian, and Corinne Manogue. "Bridging the Vector Calculus Gap." Conference on Transforming Math and Science Education in the K16 Curriculum. Arlington, VA: 2002. 7 22 May 2018 <http://www.physics.orst.edu/bridge/papers/pathways.pdf>.
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Author = "Tevian Dray and Corinne Manogue",
Title = {Bridging the Vector Calculus Gap},
BookTitle = {Conference on Transforming Math and Science Education in the K16 Curriculum},
Pages = {7},
Address = {Arlington, VA},
Month = {April 18-21},
Year = {2002}
}
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