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Thinking in Physics, 1st edition

  • Vincent Coletta

Published by Pearson (July 1st 2014) - Copyright © 2015

1st edition

Thinking in Physics

ISBN-13: 9780133938890

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Overview

In Thinking in Physics, Vincent Coletta creates a new curriculum that helps instructors reach students who have the greatest difficulty learning physics. The book presents evidence that students' reasoning ability is strongly related to their learning and describes ways for students to improve their reasoning to achieve a better understanding of basic physics principles.

KEY TOPICS:
The Research Base for Thinking in Physics; The Development of Thinking in Physics;Evidence for the Effectiveness of Thinking in Physics; 

Evidence for the Effectiveness of Thinking in Physics; Gender Effects; The TIP Curriculum; Student Population, Institutional Constraints, and the TIP Classroom; Student Population, Institutional Constraints, and the TIP Classroom;  Introducing Students to Thinking in Physics;  TIP Course Structure; TIP at Chicago State University by Mel Sabella; TIP Materials;Connecting the Dots; Reading Tests; Clicker Questions; Problem Solving Worksheets; Labs and Lab Concept Quizzes; Quizzes and Tests               


MARKET: Intended for anyone interested in introductory physics.

Table of contents

I     The Research Base for Thinking in Physics 1

         1    The Development of Thinking in Physics 2

         2    Evidence for the Effectiveness of Thinking in Physics 11

         3    Gender Effects 17

II   The TIP Curriculum 25                             

         4    Student Population, Institutional Constraints, and the TIP Classroom26

         5    Introducing Students to Thinking in Physics 29                               

         6    TIP Course Structure 37

         7    TIP at Chicago State University by Mel Sabella  47

III   TIP Materials 51                                                             

         8    Connecting the Dots 52

         9    Reading Tests 56

       10    Clicker Questions 71

       11    Problem Solving Worksheets 118

       12    Labs and Lab Concept Quizzes 122

        13                                                                Quizzes and Tests 185              

          

Appendix 1: Lawson Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning Ability 195

Appendix 2: A Guide to Learning Physics 203

Appendix 3:  PowerPoint Slides for the First Week 211

Appendix 4:  Syllabus and Schedule 217

Appendix 5:  Seating Chart   221                                                           

References 222

Credits 223 </

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