Using Isomorphic Problems to Learn Introductory Physics

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Lin, Shih-Yin ; Singh, Chandralekha (2016)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
  • Journal: Physical Review Special Topics. Physics Education Research (issn: 1554-9178)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.7.020104
  • Subject: Special aspects of education | Physics - Physics Education | LC8-6691
    acm: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION

In this study, we examine introductory physics students' ability to perform analogical reasoning between two isomorphic problems which employ the same underlying physics principles but have different surface features. Three hundred and sixty two students from a calculus... View more
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