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Latin American Journal of Physics Education
written by Santa E. Tejeda-Torres and Hugo Alarcon
Understanding graphics in kinematics is one of the basic skills expected from engineering and science students. However, after administering the Test of Understanding Graphs in Kinematics (TUG-K), it has been found that students have many misconceptions and learning difficulties. To overcome some of these difficulties, we created a tutorial-type activity that was designed with the inspiration of the Tutorials in Introductory Physics. In this work, we show the results obtained after the implementation of our activity with students in Introduction to Physics, a remedial-type physics course for freshmen engineering students. Using the TUG-K as a pre and post-test, the implementation of this first version of the activity proves to have helped students. However, it also shows that the activity could be improved, hence ideas for the second version of the activity will be discussed.
Latin American Journal of Physics Education: Volume 6, Issue Suppl. I, Pages 285-289
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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
- Motion in Two Dimensions
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- Instructional Material Design
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Education - Basic Research
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- Problem Solving
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- Sample Population
- Student Characteristics
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graph interpretation, kinematics tutorials, motion graph interpretation
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S. Tejeda-Torres and H. Alarcon, , Lat. Am. J. Phys. Educ. 6 (Suppl. I), 285 (2012), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.4143.0889).
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S. Tejeda-Torres and H. Alarcon, A tutorial-type activity to overcome learning difficulties in understanding graphics in kinematics, Lat. Am. J. Phys. Educ. 6 (Suppl. I), 285 (2012), <http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.4143.0889>.
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Tejeda-Torres, S., & Alarcon, H. (2012, January 1). A tutorial-type activity to overcome learning difficulties in understanding graphics in kinematics. Lat. Am. J. Phys. Educ., 6(Suppl. I), 285-289. Retrieved February 28, 2024, from http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.4143.0889
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Tejeda-Torres, Santa Esmeralda, and Hugo Alarcon. "A tutorial-type activity to overcome learning difficulties in understanding graphics in kinematics." Lat. Am. J. Phys. Educ. 6, no. Suppl. I, (January 1, 2012): 285-289, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.4143.0889 (accessed 28 February 2024).
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Tejeda-Torres, Santa Esmeralda, and Hugo Alarcon. "A tutorial-type activity to overcome learning difficulties in understanding graphics in kinematics." Lat. Am. J. Phys. Educ. 6.Suppl. I (2012): 285-289. 28 Feb. 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.4143.0889>.
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