Physics Inventory of Quantitative Literacy: A tool for assessing mathematical reasoning in introductory physics

  title={Physics Inventory of Quantitative Literacy: A tool for assessing mathematical reasoning in introductory physics},
  author={Suzanne White Brahmia and Alexis Olsho and Trevor I. Smith and Andrew Boudreaux and Philip Eaton and Charlotte Zimmerman},
  journal={Physical Review Physics Education Research},
One desired outcome of introductory physics instruction is that students will be able to reason mathematically about physical phenomena. Little research has been done regarding how students develop the knowledge and skills needed to reason productively about physics quantities, which is different from either conceptual understanding or problem-solving abilities. We introduce the Physics Inventory of Quantitative Literacy (PIQL) as a tool for measuring quantitative literacy (i.e., mathematical… 

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