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Toward a framework for the natures of proportional reasoning in introductory physics
written by Andrew Boudreaux, Stephen E. Kanim, Alexis Olsho, Suzanne White Brahmia, Charlotte Zimmerman, and Trevor I. Smith
We present a set of modes of reasoning about ratio and proportion as a means of operationalizing expert practice in physics. These modes, or natures of proportional reasoning, stem from consideration of how physicists reason in context and are informed by prior work in physics and mathematics education. We frame the natures as the core of an emerging framework for proportional reasoning in introductory physics, that will categorize the uses of proportional reasoning in introductory physics contexts, and provide guidance for the development of reliable assessments. We share results from preliminary assessment items indicating that university physics students have difficulty interpreting and applying ratios in context.
Physics Education Research Conference 2020
Part of the PER Conference series
Virtual Conference: July 22-23, 2020
Pages 45-50
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Education - Basic Research
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General Physics
- Scientific Reasoning
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10.1119/perc.2020.pr.Boudreaux
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PERC 2020
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Metadata instance created August 27, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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A. Boudreaux, S. Kanim, A. Olsho, S. Brahmia, C. Zimmerman, and T. Smith, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15457&DocID=5305).
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A. Boudreaux, S. Kanim, A. Olsho, S. Brahmia, C. Zimmerman, and T. Smith, Toward a framework for the natures of proportional reasoning in introductory physics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15457&DocID=5305>.
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Boudreaux, A., Kanim, S., Olsho, A., Brahmia, S., Zimmerman, C., & Smith, T. (2020, July 22-23). Toward a framework for the natures of proportional reasoning in introductory physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference. Retrieved February 26, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15457&DocID=5305
Chicago Format
Boudreaux, A, S. Kanim, A. Olsho, S. Brahmia, C. Zimmerman, and T. Smith. "Toward a framework for the natures of proportional reasoning in introductory physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, July 22-23, 2020. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15457&DocID=5305 (accessed 26 February 2021).
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Boudreaux, Andrew, Stephen Kanim, Alexis Olsho, Suzanne White Brahmia, Charlotte Zimmerman, and Trevor I. Smith. "Toward a framework for the natures of proportional reasoning in introductory physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2020. Virtual Conference: 2020. 45-50 of PER Conference. 26 Feb. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15457&DocID=5305>.
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