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Abstract Title: Using Educational Data Mining for finding learning-patterns of basic electric circuits’ concepts in high school students
Abstract: Educational Data Mining (EDM) still being an opportunity area for research in physics education. In the present work we show the results of applying the EDM's algorithms of classification C4.5 and the decision tree algorithm to 3,600 records generated from 1,200 students that applied a three-question evaluation test conformed by the Ohm's law concepts. The results shown that students understand the concepts of Voltage, Current and Resistance by separated; but the relationship of these three concepts in the Ohm's law difficult the problem solving for finding current or resistance in a focused problem, also the understanding of the measurement units its difficult for finding, because students are more focused in the mathematical model solving that in the comprehension of the phenomena.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Daniel Sánchez-Guzmán
Instituto Politécnico Nacional
Legaria, No. 694, col. Irrigación, Del. Miguel Hidalgo, 11500, México D. F.
Mexico City, Non U.S. 11500
Phone: +5215518189349
and Co-Presenter(s)
Ricardo García-Salcedo, Instituto Politécnico Nacional
Alejandro Ballesteros-Román, Instituto Politécnico Nacional