Students Understanding Math

in Physics Problem Solving

08/04


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Table of Contents

Students Understanding Math in Physics Problem Solving

Introduction

Understanding

Purpose of the Research

Research Method

Assessment

Problem

Students' Tasks (1)

Tasks and Results (2)

Tasks (3)

Stages of Understanding

Results

Results

Students' Difficulties

Function Space vs. Real Space

Function Space vs. Real Space

Three Categories

Tool vs. Language

The Bridge between Math and Physics

Conclusion and Suggestions

Author: Sejung Kim, Robert Beichner

Email: skim10@unity.ncsu.edu

Home Page: www.ncsu.edu/PER

Other information:
AAPT summer meeting, Aug 2004, Sacramento