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[mathlearn] Is It Possible For Students Who Can Solve Traditional Problems To Lack Conceptual Understanding?
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Richard Hake
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[mathlearn] Is It Possible For Students Who Can Solve Traditional Problems To Lack Conceptual Understanding?
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Mar 6, 2012 2:38 PM



Some subscribers to MathLearn 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:
********************************************** ABSTRACT: MathTeach'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>. **********************************************
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 President, PEdants for Definitive Academic References which Recognize the Invention of the Internet (PEDARRII) <rrhake@earthlink.net> Links to Articles: <http://bit.ly/a6M5y0> Links to SDI Labs: <http://bit.ly/9nGd3M> Blog: <http://bit.ly/9yGsXh> Academia: <http://iub.academia.edu/RichardHake> Twitter <https://twitter.com/#!/rrhake>
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! AERAL archives at <http://bit.ly/xE2vbg>. Post of 5 Mar 2012 19:42:030800to AERAL and NetGold. 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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