An Investigation Into Some Of The Factors Which Influence Students’ Performance In Mathematics In Public Secondary Schools In Embu West District, Embu County, Kenya

The research addressed the factors that could influence performance in Mathematics in public secondary schools in Embu West District. It aimed at determining the teacher, student and school-related factors that influence performance in mathematics in the district. The study adopted descriptive research design. The target population was mathematics teachers and Form Three students. Stratified sampling technique was used to select fourteen (14) public secondary schools: 4 for boys, 4 for girls and 6 for mixed from 44 public secondary schools in Embu West District, Embu County, Kenya. The study used a sample of four hundred and nineteen (419) Form Three students from the fourteen stratified and randomly selected secondary schools. Twenty-seven Mathematics Teachers teaching the study classes were purposively sampled. Simple random sampling was used to select one stream from each category where there were more than one stream, otherwise the stream was purposively selected. This study was carried out in Embu West District, Embu County, Kenya. The factors considered in this study include: the students’ gender, class size, teaching methods and availability of teaching/learning resources. These are the independent variables and the dependent variable is students’ performance. The objective of the study was to find out whether these factors influence the students achievement in mathematics significantly or not. A pilot study was conducted to test the reliability of the measuring instruments. Questionnaires, classroom observation schedules and achievement test were used to collect data. The data collected, was coded and analyzed using the SPSS package. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) technique was used to test the effect of the factors on students performance. The study revealed that students’ performance is influenced by teaching method.

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Njagi, L (2021). An Investigation Into Some Of The Factors Which Influence Students’ Performance In Mathematics In Public Secondary Schools In Embu West District, Embu County, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-into-some-of-the-factors-which-influence-students-performance-in-mathematics-in-public-secondary-schools-in-embu-west-district-embu-county-kenya

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Njagi, Lydia "An Investigation Into Some Of The Factors Which Influence Students’ Performance In Mathematics In Public Secondary Schools In Embu West District, Embu County, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 28 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-into-some-of-the-factors-which-influence-students-performance-in-mathematics-in-public-secondary-schools-in-embu-west-district-embu-county-kenya. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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Njagi, Lydia . "An Investigation Into Some Of The Factors Which Influence Students’ Performance In Mathematics In Public Secondary Schools In Embu West District, Embu County, Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 28 May. 2021. Web. 19 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-into-some-of-the-factors-which-influence-students-performance-in-mathematics-in-public-secondary-schools-in-embu-west-district-embu-county-kenya >.

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Njagi, Lydia . "An Investigation Into Some Of The Factors Which Influence Students’ Performance In Mathematics In Public Secondary Schools In Embu West District, Embu County, Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 19, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-into-some-of-the-factors-which-influence-students-performance-in-mathematics-in-public-secondary-schools-in-embu-west-district-embu-county-kenya