Using an isomorphic problem pair to learn introductory physics: Transferring from a two-step problem to a three-step problem

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Shih-Yin Lin ; Chandralekha Singh (2013)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
  • Journal: Physical Review Special Topics. Physics Education Research (issn: 1554-9178)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.9.020114
  • 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. 382 students from a calculus-based and an algebra-ba... View more
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