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written by the University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Kenneth Heller, and Patricia Heller
This item is a Power Point presentation that discusses the use of "context rich" problems in introductory physics courses.  It defines the method, gives examples, and explains how to implement it. Context-rich problems are designed to place physics in a real-world context to help students develop problem solving skills. They require the student to visualize the situation, work cooperatively to decide upon a strategy, choose applicable physics principles, and evaluate the solution.

This resource is part of a larger collection of materials developed by the Minnesota Physics Education Research and Development Group. These problems place physics in a real-world context to help students develop problem-solving skills.
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Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Cooperative Learning
= Problem Solving
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General Physics
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- Physics Education Research
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© 2002 University of Minnesota
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PER, concept-rich questions, cooperative learning, groups, heuristics, problem solving, problems, working backwards
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller, (2002), WWW Document, (http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Talks/Maine%2002.pdf).
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller, Context Rich Problems: Teaching Introductory Physics Through Problem Solving (2002), <http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Talks/Maine%2002.pdf>.
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Heller, K., & Heller, P. (2007, May 11). Context Rich Problems: Teaching Introductory Physics Through Problem Solving. Retrieved July 23, 2014, from http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Talks/Maine%2002.pdf
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, K. Heller, and P. Heller. Context Rich Problems: Teaching Introductory Physics Through Problem Solving. May 11, 2007. http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Talks/Maine%2002.pdf (accessed 23 July 2014).
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University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group, Kenneth Heller, and Patricia Heller. Context Rich Problems: Teaching Introductory Physics Through Problem Solving. 2002. 11 May 2007. 23 July 2014 <http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Talks/Maine%2002.pdf>.
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