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ERIC Number: ED496953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
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Teaching Projectile Motion to Eliminate Misconceptions
Prescott, Anne; Mitchelmore, Michael
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (29th, Melbourne, Australia, Jul 10-15, 2005), v4 p97-104
Student misconceptions of projectile motion are well documented, but their effect on the teaching and learning of the mathematics of motion under gravity has not been investigated. An experimental unit was designed that was intended to confront and eliminate misconceptions in senior secondary school students. The approach was found to be effective, but limited by the teacher's own misconceptions. (Contains 2 figures.) [For complete proceedings, see ED496851.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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