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Title: A Cognitive Framework for Analyzing and Describing Introductory Students' Use and Understanding of Mathematics in Physics PDF
Url: http://www.physics.umd.edu/rgroups/ripe/perg/dissertations/Tuminaro/Tu...
Creator: Tuminaro, Jonathan
Publisher: University of Maryland at College Park. Dept. of Physics
Description: This webpage offers a doctoral dissertation in which the author proposes a theoretical framework to analyze and describe students' mathematical thinking in physics. The author addresses two particular questions. What are the cognitive tools involved in formal mathematical thinking in physics? And, why do students make the kinds of mistakes they do when using mathematics in physics? Two important results from this work are: (1) the construction of a theoretical framework that offers researchers a vocabulary and grammar for understanding the nature and origin of mathematical use in the context physics, and (2) a detailed understanding, in terms of the proposed theoretical framework, of the errors that students make when using mathematics in the context of physics.
LC Classification: Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Educational psychology -- Learning
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Teaching (Principles and practice) -- Experimental methods
Philosophy. Psychology. Religion -- Psychology -- Consciousness. Cognition
Science -- Physics -- Mathematical physics
Science -- Physics -- Mathematical physics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Mathematics
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Philosophy -- Educational Philosophy
Key Concept: Mathematics
Date Issued: 2004
Resource Type: Reference Material
Format: Document -- PDF
Audience: Administrator
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Graduate/Professional
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Rights: Jonathan Tuminaro
Access Rights: Free access
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