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written by Eun-Sook Kim and Sung-Jae Pak
The relation between traditional physics textbook problem solving and conceptual understanding was investigated. The number of problems a student solved, as estimated by students themselves, ranged from 300 to 2900 with an average of about 1500. The students did not have much difficulty in using physics formulas and mathematics. However, we found that they still had many of the well-known conceptual difficulties with basic mechanics, and there was little correlation between the number of problems solved and conceptual understanding. This result suggests that traditional problem solving has a limited effect on conceptual understanding.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 70, Issue 7, Pages 759-765
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10.1119/1.1484151
Keywords:
Concept Formation, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Higher Education, Korea, Misconceptions, Physics, Problem Solving, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Textbooks
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E. Kim and S. Pak, Am. J. Phys. 70 (7), 759 (2002), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1484151).
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E. Kim and S. Pak, Students do not overcome conceptual difficulties after solving 1000 traditional problems, Am. J. Phys. 70 (7), 759 (2002), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1484151>.
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Kim, E., & Pak, S. (2002, July 1). Students do not overcome conceptual difficulties after solving 1000 traditional problems. Am. J. Phys., 70(7), 759-765. Retrieved August 9, 2020, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1484151
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Kim, Eun-Sook, and Sung-Jae Pak. "Students do not overcome conceptual difficulties after solving 1000 traditional problems." Am. J. Phys. 70, no. 7, (July 1, 2002): 759-765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1484151 (accessed 9 August 2020).
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Kim, Eun-Sook, and Sung-Jae Pak. "Students do not overcome conceptual difficulties after solving 1000 traditional problems." Am. J. Phys. 70.7 (2002): 759-765. 9 Aug. 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1484151>.
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