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Title:What Kind of Math Matters? A Study of the Relationship Between Mathematical Ability and Success in Physics
Author(s):Torigoe, Eugene
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Beck, Douglas H.
Department / Program:Physics
Discipline:Physics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Education, Mathematics
Abstract:I will present data that show that the difficulties associated with symbolic physics questions are the most pronounced for the students most likely to fail physics. Further, a math diagnostic exam we have created indicates that word problems that stress mathematical representation are better predictors of success than algorithmic manipulation questions.
Issue Date:2008
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:186 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/80573
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3314916
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2008


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