A Comparison of Pre- and Post-FCI Results for Innovative and Traditional Introductory Calculus-Based Physics Classes*

8/12/99


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A Comparison of Pre- and Post-FCI Results for Innovative and Traditional Introductory Calculus-Based Physics Classes*

Conceptual Understanding Difficulties

Force Concept Inventory (FCI)

Hake’s Fraction of the Possible Gain h

However

Teaching Methods Studied

Schools and Populations

Overall FCI Results - UMD

Overall FCI Results - All Curricula

Overall FCI Results - Idealized Gaussian Distributions

Newton 3 FCI Results - All Curricula

Conclusion:

Author: Jeffery M. Saul

Email: beichner@ncsu.edu

Home Page: www.ncsu.edu/PER

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