When Covariational Reasoning Does Not “Work”: Applying Coordination Class Theory to Model Students’ Reasoning Related to the Varied Population Schema and Distribution Graphs
Date of this Version
2021 Inaugural X-DBER Conference, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, March 1–3, 2021
Research in the Becker group explores how undergraduate chemistry students develop expertise in using models to predict and explain chemical behavior. Using qualitative and quantitative research methods, we explore the impact of instructional strategies on scaffolding students’ model-based reasoning in chemistry contexts. The goal of this work is to inform the design of evidence-based instructional materials for introductory chemistry courses and to improve student performance and retention in these courses.