Understanding Students' Poor Performance on Mathematical Problem Solving in Physics
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Jonathan Tumaniro and Edward F. Redish
This article helps explain why many introductory, algebra-based physics students perform poorly on mathematical problem solving tasks in physics. Many physics faculty assume that the lack of mathematical skills is the causing this problem. However, this research presents evidence suggesting that the major source of the students' errors is their failure to apply the mathematical knowledge they have or to interpret that knowledge in a physical context. Additionally, the authors provide an instructional strategy that can help students employ the mathematical knowledge they already possess.
Physics Education Research Conference 2003
Part of the PER Conference series Madison, WI: August 6-7, 2003 Volume 720, Pages 113-116
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<a href="https://www.compadre.org/portal/items/detail.cfm?ID=2984">Tumaniro, Jonathan, and Edward F. Redish. "Understanding Students' Poor Performance on Mathematical Problem Solving in Physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, August 6-7, 2003.</a>
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J. Tumaniro and E. Redish, , presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2984&DocID=2781).
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J. Tumaniro and E. Redish, Understanding Students' Poor Performance on Mathematical Problem Solving in Physics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2984&DocID=2781>.
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Tumaniro, J., & Redish, E. (2003, August 6-7). Understanding Students' Poor Performance on Mathematical Problem Solving in Physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI. Retrieved July 15, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2984&DocID=2781
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Tumaniro, Jonathan, and Edward F. Redish. "Understanding Students' Poor Performance on Mathematical Problem Solving in Physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, August 6-7, 2003. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2984&DocID=2781 (accessed 15 July 2024).
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Tumaniro, Jonathan, and Edward F. Redish. "Understanding Students' Poor Performance on Mathematical Problem Solving in Physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2003. Madison, WI: 2003. 113-116 Vol. 720 of PER Conference. 15 July 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2984&DocID=2781>.
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Month = {August 6-7},
Year = {2003}
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