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Ng, Swee Fong
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2003
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Numerous studies have shown that students have different interpretations of the letters used in algebra. This study was conducted to find the meanings secondary one Normal Technical students in Singapore attach to the letters they see in algebra questions. A class of 35 secondary one Normal Technical students from a Singapore government secondary school took part in the study in which Kiichemann's algebra test was used in its entirety. The results of the study showed that students were able to interpret the letters used in low-level algebraic questions that did not actually require any algebraic skills other than pure numerical data handling similar to arithmetic skills. This study also showed that students had difficulties in responding to algebraic questions that tested basic mathematical concepts in an unfamiliar context. The implications of these findings for the teaching and learning of algebra are discussed in the study.
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2003
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QA159 Rah
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