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Topic: [math-learn] Is It Possible For Students Who Can Solve Traditional Problems To
Lack Conceptual Understanding?

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Richard Hake

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[math-learn] Is It Possible For Students Who Can Solve Traditional Problems To
Lack Conceptual Understanding?

Posted: Mar 6, 2012 2:38 PM
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Some subscribers to Math-Learn might be interested in a recent post
"Is It Possible For Students Who Can Solve Traditional Problems To
Lack Conceptual Understanding? " [Hake (2012)]. The abstract reads:

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ABSTRACT: Math-Teach's Robert Hansen, in his post "An Interesting
Study" <http://bit.ly/xRJ4Nw> wrote (paraphrasing): "Thomas Judson's
study 'High School Calculus in the United States and in Japan'
<http://bit.ly/z13oSx> shows what I've been asserting all along -
Hake's hypothesis that good students who can solve problems lack
conceptual understanding is BS."

That "good students who can solve problems lack conceptual
understanding" is NOT the "Hake Hypothesis" and is NOT "BS," unless
"BS" means something like "Basic Sense." See, for example Kim & Pak's
"Students do not overcome conceptual difficulties after solving 1000
traditional problems" <http://bit.ly/ApWSju>.
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To access the complete 10 kB post please click on <http://bit.ly/xE2vbg>.

Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
Honorary Member, Curmudgeon Lodge of Deventer, The Netherlands
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REFERENCES [URL's shortened by <http://bit.ly/> and accessed on 06 March 2012.]
Hake, R.R. 2012. "Is It Possible For Students Who Can Solve
Traditional Problems To Lack Conceptual Understanding? "on the OPEN!
AERA-L archives at <http://bit.ly/xE2vbg>. Post of 5 Mar 2012
19:42:03-0800to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the
complete post are being transmitted to several discussion lists and
are also on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at <http://bit.ly/Aie4KG> with a
provision for comments.


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