Tipers: Sensemaking Tasks For Introductory Physics by C J HieggelkeTipers: Sensemaking Tasks For Introductory Physics by C J Hieggelke

Tipers: Sensemaking Tasks For Introductory Physics

byC J Hieggelke, Steve Kanim, D P Maloney

Paperback | December 17, 2013

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TIPERs: Sensemaking Tasks for Introductory Physics gives introductory physics students the type of practice they need to promote a conceptual understanding of problem solving. This supplementary text helps students to connect the physical rules of the universe with the mathematical tools used to express them.

The exercises in this workbook are intended to promote sensemaking. The various formats of the questions are difficult to solve just by using physics equations as formulas. Students will need to develop a solid qualitative understanding of the concepts, principles, and relationships in physics. In addition, they will have to decide what is relevant and what isn’t, which equations apply and which don’t, and what the equations tell one about physical situations.

The goal is that when students are given a physics problem where they are asked solve for an unknown quantity, they will understand the physics of the problem in addition to finding the answer.

Since 1991, Curtis Hieggelke, David Maloney, Thomas O’Kuma, and Stephen Kanim have led over 35 workshops in which educators learned how to use and develop TIPERs. Many of these workshops were part of the Two-Year College Physics Workshop Project (supported by seven grants from the National Science Foundation and co-directed by Hieggel...
Title:Tipers: Sensemaking Tasks For Introductory PhysicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 10.85 × 8.55 × 1.2 inPublished:December 17, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132854589

ISBN - 13:9780132854580

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


  • Vectors
  • Motion in One Dimension
  • Motion in Two Dimensions
  • Newton’s Laws
  • Work and Energy
  • Momentum and Impulse
  • Rotation
  • Oscillatory Motion
  • Density
  • Fluids
  • Heat and Temperature
  • Electrostatics
  • Circuits
  • Magnetism
  • Waves
  • Optics
  • Sound
  • Modern Physics