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P. Nieminen, A. Savinainen, and J. Viiri, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 6 (2), 020109 (2010).
This study investigates students’ ability to interpret multiple representations consistently (i.e., representational consistency) in the context of the force concept. For this…
  
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D. Maloney, C. Hieggelke, and S. Kanim, PERC 2010 Proceedings, 33-36.
nTIPERs (Newtonian Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research), are tasks intended to strengthen students’ conceptual understanding of topics in introductory mechanics. These tasks…
American Journal of Physics
  
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S. Kanim and K. Subero, Am. J. Phys., 78 (5), 461-461 (2010).
We discuss the use of long-exposure digital photography in introductory mechanics laboratories. Students at New Mexico State University use inexpensive digital cameras to record the…
  
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This thesis explores the role of multiple representations in introductory physics students’ problem solving performance. Representations can help students focus on the conceptual…
  
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D. White and A. Heckler, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 361-364.
We examined the effects of simple training tasks on student responses to questions about the relationship between the directions of net force, velocity, and acceleration. Six…
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D. Rosengrant, A. Van Heuvelen, and E. Etkina, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 5 (1), 010108 (2009).
Physics education literature recommends using multiple representations to help students understand concepts and solve problems. However, there is little research concerning why…
  
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C. Singh - Online Resource
This web site contains a suite of web-based tutorials for introductory mechanics and electricity and magnetism courses. The tutorials are self-paced and can be used as a self-study…
  
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D. McPadden and E. Brewe, PERC 2014 Proceedings, 183-186.
This study considers the impact of instructor on the gender gap in students’ scores on the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) in Modeling Instruction (MI) courses at Florida International…
  
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A. Pawl, PERC 2014 Proceedings, 203-206.
Interactions are the heart of the mechanics course and forces are the fundamental representation of interactions. This suggests that beginning the introductory mechanics course with…
  
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P. Southey and S. Allie, PERC 2014 Proceedings, 243-246.
The acquisition metaphor of learning is often used by teachers of physics: Students are thought to acquire a particular concept and then transfer this concept to new contexts. For…
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