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Abstract Title: Students’ writing reflects varied solution schemata on traditional Mechanics Problems
Abstract: The Mathematization project investigates students' use of mathematical tools across the undergraduate physics curriculum. As a part of that project, we investigate how intermediate mechanics students use those tools in traditional homework problems, and what evidence we have of their tool use in their written solutions. We use the modified version of the ACER framework to analyze student's solutions. We generalize across students and problems to build patterns of mathematical tool use on traditional problems.  We use techniques borrowed from network analysis and the Resources Framework to build a "fingerprint" of students' mathematical tool use in intermediate mechanics. In this poster, we present preliminary findings of patterns in students' problem solving.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Nandana Weliweriya
Kansas State University
116 Cardwell Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 7853135039
and Co-Presenter(s)
Deepa Chari, Dean Zollman, Eleanor Sayre
Kansas State University