SAIP 2011 Support
Forces: A difficult area for the students
Presented by Mr. Edwin MAPASHA on 13 Jul 2011 from 12:15 to 12:30
Type: Oral Presentation
Track: Track E - Physics Education
<p>The investigation reflects on the causes of unsatisfactory students’ performance on the section involving forces during tests. It has been realized that more often than not students tend to be excited after undertaking a test on forces. However, subsequent feedback usually paints a different picture and this has become a worrying trend. The results of the investigation in this regard seem to suggest that students have inadequate understanding of sizes, directions and points of actions on the body. In addition, students also appear to encounter difficulties in distinguishing between the pushing and the pulling interactions.
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