Modelling Mathematical Reasoning in Physics Education

@article{Uhden2012ModellingMR,
title={Modelling Mathematical Reasoning in Physics Education},
author={O. Uhden and Ricardo Karam and M. Pietrocola and G. Pospiech},
journal={Science & Education},
year={2012},
volume={21},
pages={485-506}
}

Many findings from research as well as reports from teachers describe students’ problem solving strategies as manipulation of formulas by rote. The resulting dissatisfaction with quantitative physical textbook problems seems to influence the attitude towards the role of mathematics in physics education in general. Mathematics is often seen as a tool for calculation which hinders a conceptual understanding of physical principles. However, the role of mathematics cannot be reduced to this… Expand