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


BEKTAŞLI B. , White A. L.

EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, cilt.12, ss.1-19, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 48
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-19

Özet

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.