Using analogy to solve a three-step physics problem

Shih Yin Lin, Chandralekha Singh

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Abstract

In a companion paper, we discuss students' ability to take advantage of what they learn from a solved problem and transfer their learning to solve a quiz problem that has different surface features but the same underlying physics principles. Here, we discuss students' ability to perform analogical reasoning between another pair of problems. Both the problems can be solved using the same physics principles. However, the solved problem provided was a two-step problem (which can be solved by decomposing it into two sub-problems) while the quiz problem was a three-step problem. We find that it is challenging for students to extend what they learned from a two-step problem to solve a three-step problem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 Physics Education Research Conference, PERC
Pages29-32
Number of pages4
Volume1289
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event2010 Physics Education Research Conference, PERC - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 2010 Jul 212010 Jul 22

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Other2010 Physics Education Research Conference, PERC
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period10-07-2110-07-22

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Lin, S. Y., & Singh, C. (2010). Using analogy to solve a three-step physics problem. In 2010 Physics Education Research Conference, PERC (Vol. 1289, pp. 29-32) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3515228
Lin, Shih Yin ; Singh, Chandralekha. / Using analogy to solve a three-step physics problem. 2010 Physics Education Research Conference, PERC. Vol. 1289 2010. pp. 29-32
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