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ERIC Number: EJ937588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Learning with Multiple Representations: An Example of a Revision Lesson in Mathematics
Wong, Darren; Poo, Sng Peng; Hock, Ng Eng; Kang, Wee Loo
Physics Education, v46 n2 p178-186 Mar 2011
We describe an example of learning with multiple representations in an A-level revision lesson on mechanics. The context of the problem involved the motion of a ball thrown vertically upwards in air and studying how the associated physical quantities changed during its flight. Different groups of students were assigned to look at the ball's motion using various representations: motion diagrams, vector diagrams, free-body diagrams, verbal description, equations and graphs, drawn against time as well as against displacement. Overall, feedback from students about the lesson was positive. We further discuss the benefits of using computer simulation to support and extend student learning. (Contains 5 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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