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      Learning about the Energy of a Hurricane System through an Estimation Epistemic Game

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          As part of a study into students' problem solving behaviors, we asked upper-division physics students to solve estimation problems in clinical interviews. We use the Resources Framework and epistemic games to describe students' problem solving moves. We present a new epistemic game, the "estimation epistemic game". In the estimation epistemic game, students break the larger problem into a series of smaller, tractable problems. Within each sub-problem, they try to remember a method for solving the problem, and use estimation and reasoning abilities to justify their answers. We demonstrate how a single case study student plays the game to estimate the total energy in a hurricane. Finally, we discuss the implications of epistemic game analysis for other estimation problems.

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          11 July 2014
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          1407.3243
          3348724d-afca-40aa-a37e-a41ad3ecac1e

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          4 pages. Submitted to Physics Education Research Conference 2014
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