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ERIC Number: EJ1092075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1492-6156
The Integration of Mathematics in Physics Problem Solving: A Case Study of Greek Upper Secondary School Students
Meli, Kalliopi; Zacharos, Konstantinos; Koliopoulos, Dimitrios
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, v16 n1 p48-63 2016
This article presents a case study that examines the level of integration of mathematical knowledge in physics problem solving among first grade students of upper secondary school. We explore the ways in which two specific students utilize their knowledge and we attempt to identify the epistemological framings they refer to while solving a physics problem. Participant observation was used for data collection, and the students' verbal interactions were video-recorded. The analysis shows that they tend to use a wide spectrum of epistemological framings that entangle mathematics and physics but at the same time face significant practical difficulties in modulating the two subjects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 10; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece
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