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ERIC Number: ED055772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 159
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Mathematical Models of Physics for Teaching.
Niman, John
To measure the effectiveness of a set of instructional materials designed to aid college students in setting up mathematical models of physical situations, undergraduate liberal arts students taking physics were randomly assigned to an experimental group (receiving the materials and using a textbook), a control group (using the text only), or a control-control group using neither materials not text but taught by lectures and student-oriented laboratory activities. Three tests, one measuring physics achievement, one measuring critical thinking, and one measuring understanding of the processes of science, yielded data indicating that the experimental group performed significantly better than the control group. No other significant differences were found with regard to critical thinking ability or the understanding of the processes of science. (JG)
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Note: Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University