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“So it’s the same equation...”: A blending analysis of student reasoning with functions in kinematics
written by Henry Taylor and Michael E. Loverude
Student use of mathematics in physics is an area of current interest in both PER and the Research in Undergraduate Math Education (RUME) community. In particular, the function concept has been widely studied in RUME but has received less attention in PER. Using a grounded approach, this study probes the ability of introductory physics students to (1) interpret graphical representations of position vs. time functions and their corresponding derivatives and to (2) translate the graphical representation into a meaningful symbolic representation. Data were collected through think-aloud interviews and analyzed using a conceptual blending framework [1]. We created what we believe to be an "ideal expert blend" of math and physics mental spaces against which the student responses were compared. We focus on case studies of two students whose approaches differed and examine how blending influenced responses to a novel graphical representation.
Physics Education Research Conference 2018
Part of the PER Conference series
Washington, DC: August 1-2, 2018
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Education - Basic Research
- Learning Theory
= Cognitive Modeling
= Representations
- Problem Solving
= Representational Use
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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10.1119/perc.2018.pr.Taylor
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1406035
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PERC 2018
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H. Taylor and M. Loverude, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14860&DocID=5007).
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H. Taylor and M. Loverude, “So it’s the same equation...”: A blending analysis of student reasoning with functions in kinematics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14860&DocID=5007>.
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Taylor, H., & Loverude, M. (2018, August 1-2). “So it’s the same equation...”: A blending analysis of student reasoning with functions in kinematics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC. Retrieved April 8, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14860&DocID=5007
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Taylor, Henry, and Michael Loverude. "“So it’s the same equation...”: A blending analysis of student reasoning with functions in kinematics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, August 1-2, 2018. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14860&DocID=5007 (accessed 8 April 2020).
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Taylor, Henry, and Michael Loverude. "“So it’s the same equation...”: A blending analysis of student reasoning with functions in kinematics." Physics Education Research Conference 2018. Washington, DC: 2018. of PER Conference. 8 Apr. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14860&DocID=5007>.
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