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Abstract Title: Developing Thinking & Problem Solving Skills in Introductory Mechanics
Abstract: We report on the Thinking in Physics (TIP) project, which helps students with weak scientific reasoning skills, as measured by low preinstruction scores on the SAT and on the Lawson Test of Scientific Reasoning Ability.  We describe methods used to improve students' thinking and problem solving skills in TIP introductory mechanics classes.  The project is supported by NSF grant 0633353.
Abstract Type: Targeted Poster
Targeted Session: How to think and talk like a physicist?

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Vincent P. Coletta
Loyola Marymount University
Department of Physics
Los Angeles, CA 90045
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jeffrey A. Phillips
Department of Physics, Loyola Marymount University