dc.contributor.author Sutton, Kendelle dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-17T19:09:32Z dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-22T14:27:46Z dc.date.available 2013-01-17T19:09:32Z dc.date.available 2020-06-22T14:27:46Z dc.date.issued 2013-01-17 dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/270 dc.description.abstract Understanding the concept of mathematical variables gives an opportunity to expand and work on high-level mathematics. This study examined college students' comprehension of variables as well as variable use in well-known mathematics formulas. These formulas consist of the Pythagorean Theorem, slope, as well as the y-intercept. Students were asked to complete a ten-problem quiz in a twenty minute time frame. Immediately following the quiz, students were asked to complete a five question survey in which they described their reactions to the quiz and their knowledge of variables. Similarly 15 high school mathematics teachers were given a survey on their reflection of their students' knowledge of variables. The results of the quiz and surveys were collected and analyzed to determine if any correlations existed. The data collected showed that there was a strong indication of variable misunderstanding by college level mathematics students. en_US dc.language.iso en_US en_US dc.subject Geometry -- Problems, exercises, etc. en_US dc.subject Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) en_US dc.subject Pythagorean theorem. en_US dc.subject Variables (Mathematics). en_US dc.subject Mathematics teachers -- Training of. en_US dc.title A study of students' misconceptions regarding variables in the pythagorean theorem and slope/intercept formula. en_US dc.type Thesis en_US refterms.dateFOA 2020-06-22T14:27:46Z dc.description.institution SUNY at Fredonia
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