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Description:

This paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, discusses an investigation which aims to provide a research base for the design of instruction to help students develop expertise in solving work-energy problems. An energy process can be represented by verbal, pictorial, bar chart, and mathematical representations. Assessment indicates that the work-energy bar charts, as a physical representation of a work-energy process, play an important role in student problem solving: they help students 1) reason about work-energy problems conceptually first, 2) set up the generalized work-energy equation correctly and easily, and 3) make inferences and evaluate their problem solutions.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

work-energy bar charts,NSDL,Education Foundations,Undergraduate (Lower Division),problem solving,comprehension,Problem Solving,Classical Mechanics,Graduate/Professional,energy instruction help,Student Characteristics,Work and Energy,Representations,Higher Education,Skills,PERC 2001,Learning Theory,Physics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061213013408790T,Engineering,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Representational Use,Education,Technology

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English

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