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ERIC Number: EJ1037246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Addition Table of Colours: Additive and Subtractive Mixtures Described Using a Single Reasoning Model
Mota, A. R.; Lopes dos Santos, J. M. B.
Physics Education, v49 n1 p61-66 Jan 2014
Students' misconceptions concerning colour phenomena and the apparent complexity of the underlying concepts--due to the different domains of knowledge involved--make its teaching very difficult. We have developed and tested a teaching device, the addition table of colours (ATC), that encompasses additive and subtractive mixtures in a single conceptual model and presents colour as a perceptual response to light. The ATC was used as the focus of an introduction to colour phenomena in a middle class setting, showing significant educational gains among the students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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