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Abstract Title: Measurements of Students' Performance on Computational Exercises in Introductory Mechanics
Abstract: The impact of laboratory and homework exercises on the development of computational thinking is evaluated using a proctored end-of-course computational exercise. We present the motivation for and development of this proctored assignment, an analysis of erroneous student code, and the implications for teaching computation to introductory physics students.
Abstract Type: Gallery Session Poster
Poster Gallery Session: Fostering Computational Thinking

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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Marcos D Caballero
Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Physics
837 State St.
Atlanta, GA 30332
and Co-Presenter(s)
Matthew A. Kohlmyer, North Carolina State University
Michael F. Schatz, Georgia Institute of Technology