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Students in introductory physics struggle with vector algebra and cross product direction (CPD). While research into student understanding of vector algebra notes…
  
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J. Hawkins, J. Thompson, M. Wittmann, E. Sayre, and B. Frank, PERC 2010 Proceedings, 165-168.
We investigate if the visual representation of vectors can affect which methods students use to add them. We gave students one of four questions with different graphical…
  
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T. Wang and E. Sayre, PERC 2010 Proceedings, 329-332.
In this paper, we report on the impact that slight changes in question format have on student response to one-dimensional vector subtraction tasks. We use Maximum Likelihood…
  
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G. Zavala and P. Barniol, PERC 2010 Proceedings, 341-344.
In this article we investigate students’ understanding of: 1) vector components and, 2) vector products. We administered a test to 409 students completing introductory physics…
  
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P. Barniol and G. Zavala, PERC 2010 Proceedings, 73-76.
In this article we investigate the effect of: 1) the context, and 2) the position of the vectors, on 2D vector addition tasks. We administered a test to 512 students completing…
  
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P. Barniol and G. Zavala, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 65-68.
After four years of research we designed a 20-item multiple choice vector concept test (Test of Understanding of Vectors, TUV). In this article we analyze: 1) the reliability and…
  
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G. Zavala and P. Barniol, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 377-380.
The methodology of using two isomorphic (same form) problems focuses on detecting differences in students’ performances when solving one of the problems. In this article we present a…
  
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B. Mikula and A. Heckler, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 253-256.
Students in introductory physics courses sometimes struggle to correctly break down a single vector into its components when provided only with an arrow, a magnitude, a reference…
  
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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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S. Goldhaber and S. Pollock - Online Resource
This web site provides research-based materials for a sophomore-level course in classical mechanics and mathematical methods. This material focuses on the mathematical foundation of…
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