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Assessing physics quantitative literacy in algebra-based physics: lessons learned
written by Charlotte Zimmerman, Andrew McCarty, Suzanne White Brahmia, Alexis Olsho, Mieke De Cock, Andrew Boudreaux, Trevor I. Smith, and Philip Eaton
Physics quantitative literacy (PQL) – applying familiar mathematics in novel ways in the context of physics – is ubiquitous across physics classrooms. The Physics Inventory for Quantitative Literacy, or PIQL, is a recently published reasoning inventory that can be used to assess PQL from calculus-based introductory physics through upper division courses (White Brahmia et. al 2021). There remains a need, however, for assessment of quantitative reasoning at the algebra-based level which includes not only algebra-based college courses but also pre-college physics courses. We present recent work adapting the PIQL to an algebra-based context towards developing the GERQN – the Generalized Equation-based Reasoning inventory for Quantities and Negativity. We report lessons learned from our efforts to adapt items from the calculus-based PIQL to the algebra-based GERQN, and from our experience translating the GERQN into Flemish as part of a larger, on-going research project. We discuss implications for instructors on what kinds of resources may be accessible to algebra-based students and indicative of early, calculus-like reasoning and on language accessibility for native and non-native English speakers alike for developing assessment items, curricular materials, and when speaking with students.
Physics Education Research Conference 2022
Part of the PER Conference series
Grand Rapids, MI: July 13-14, 2022
Pages 519-524
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C. Zimmerman, A. McCarty, S. White Brahmia, A. Olsho, M. De Cock, A. Boudreaux, T. Smith, and P. Eaton, , presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI, 2022, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16286&DocID=5655).
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C. Zimmerman, A. McCarty, S. White Brahmia, A. Olsho, M. De Cock, A. Boudreaux, T. Smith, and P. Eaton, Assessing physics quantitative literacy in algebra-based physics: lessons learned, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI, 2022, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16286&DocID=5655>.
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Zimmerman, C., McCarty, A., White Brahmia, S., Olsho, A., De Cock, M., Boudreaux, A., Smith, T., & Eaton, P. (2022, July 13-14). Assessing physics quantitative literacy in algebra-based physics: lessons learned. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI. Retrieved April 15, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16286&DocID=5655
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Zimmerman, C, A. McCarty, S. White Brahmia, A. Olsho, M. De Cock, A. Boudreaux, T. Smith, and P. Eaton. "Assessing physics quantitative literacy in algebra-based physics: lessons learned." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI, July 13-14, 2022. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16286&DocID=5655 (accessed 15 April 2024).
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Zimmerman, Charlotte, Andrew McCarty, Suzanne White Brahmia, Alexis Olsho, Mieke De Cock, Andrew Boudreaux, Trevor I. Smith, and Philip Eaton. "Assessing physics quantitative literacy in algebra-based physics: lessons learned." Physics Education Research Conference 2022. Grand Rapids, MI: 2022. 519-524 of PER Conference. 15 Apr. 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16286&DocID=5655>.
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