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Common Sense Concepts About Motion

Common Sense Concepts About Motion

In this article we will not attack the difficult problem of designing instruction to accommodate CS preconceptions. But let us note that CS concepts experience providing meaning to our natural language. Discourse on physics would be impossible without it. Indeed, physics and science in general can be instruction frequently appeals tacitly to common sense knowledge, but students have trouble when that knowledge is faulty. It is difficult for students to determine exactly what common sense knowledge is realiable without an explicit critique of CS concepts. Our survey of CS concepts of motion is intended to provide a basis for such a critique.

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