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written by the University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Kenneth Heller, and Patricia Heller
This web site provides information on the creation and assessment of "Context Rich Problems". These problems place physics in a real-world context to help students develop problem-solving skills. This approach is based on the work of the Minnesota Physics Education Research and Development group.
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concept-rich questions, cooperative learning, groups, problem solving, problems
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller, (1999), WWW Document, (http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/crintro.html).
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller, Context Rich Problems, (1999), <http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/crintro.html>.
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Heller, K., & Heller, P. (2007, May 11). Context Rich Problems. Retrieved September 21, 2014, from http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/crintro.html
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller. Context Rich Problems. May 11, 2007. http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/crintro.html (accessed 21 September 2014).
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Kenneth Heller, and Patricia Heller. Context Rich Problems. 1999. 11 May 2007. 21 Sep. 2014 <http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/crintro.html>.
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Contains Context Rich Problems Online Archives

The archive contains the context-rich problems developed through this research effort.

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Is the Basis For RELATE real-world problem index

This set of "Real-World" problems is based on the context-rich problem method. It includes 11 introductory mechanics problems ranging in difficulty from easy to difficult.

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Is Associated With Context Rich Problems: Teaching Introductory Physics Through Problem Solving

This is a Power Point presentation appropriate for new physics teachers or high school teachers.  It gives examples and explains how to implement context rich problems in introductory physics courses.

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