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Title: 
Algebraic thinking in geometry at high school level: Students’ use of variables and unknowns
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Jun-2004
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Dindyal, J. (2004). Algebraic thinking in geometry at high school level: Students’ use of variables and unknowns. In I. Putt, R. Faragher & M. McLean (Eds.), Mathematics education for the third millennium: Towards 2010: Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (pp. 183-190). Townsville: MERGA Inc.
Abstract: 
The research was carried out over a three-month period in two high schools in the United
States. The six focus students who were selected to participate in the study were asked to
solve some problems in geometry requiring the use of variables and unknowns. It was
found that some of the difficulties that the students had were generic ones that students
usually have in algebra but that others were mainly due to a poor understanding of the
underlying geometrical or algebraic concepts.
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This paper was published in the Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia held in Townsville from 27-30 June 2004
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