The Relationships Between Logical Thinking, Gender, and Kinematics Graph Interpretation Skills


BEKTAŞLI B. , White A. L.

EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.12, no.48, pp.1-19, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 48
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-19

Abstract

Problem Statement: Kinematics is one of the topics in physics where graphs are used broadly. Kinematics includes many abstract formulas, and students usually try to solve problems with those formulas. However, using a kinematics graph instead of formulas might be a better option for problem solving in kinematics. Graphs are abstract representations, so a student's level of logical thinking might be an indicator for understanding a kinematics graph. This paper examines a possible connection between students' kinematics graph interpretation skills and logical thinking.