Obstacles Related to Structuring for Mathematization Encountered by Students when Solving Physics Problems

Bidragets oversatte titel: Forhindringer angående matematiseringsstrukturering som studerende møder når de løser fysikopgaver.

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Abstract

This paper studies the cognitive obstacles related to one aspect of mathematization in physics problem-solving, namely, what might be called structuring for mathematization, where the problem situation is structured in such a way that a translation to a mathematical universe can be done. We report the results of an analysis of four protocols from task-based interviews with university students working on physics problems in pairs who fail when solving the problems. The obstacles encountered by the students are shown to be related to how the students approach the structuring for mathematization, but they are met at different steps in this process. Four types of obstacles are identified.
Bidragets oversatte titelForhindringer angående matematiseringsstrukturering som studerende møder når de løser fysikopgaver.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Vol/bind15
Udgave nummer8
Sider (fra-til)1441-1462
Antal sider22
ISSN1571-0068
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017

Emneord

  • Mathematization
  • Modeling
  • Physics education
  • Problem solving
  • University students

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