University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics Education Seminar

Friday, March 2nd 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Miranda Straub, University of Minnesota
Subject: Discussions of papers regarding uncertainty in physics education

We will be discussing papers regarding uncertainty in physics education. The first paper is a model of quantitative uncertainty that can be used in science education, and the second is a study of uncertainty in a physics course. Both papers will be presented with questions to be discussed. Muffins provided.
Learning About Measurement Uncertainties in Secondary Education: A Model of the Subject Matter
Priemer, B. & Hellwig, J. Int J of Sci and Math Educ (2018) 16: 45. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10763-016-9768-0

When and Why Are the Values of Physical Quantities Expressed with Uncertainties? A Case Study of a Physics Undergraduate Laboratory Course
Caussarieu, A. & Tiberghien, A. Int J of Sci and Math Educ (2017) 15: 997. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10763-016-9734-x

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