Assessment of students performances in mathematics in some selected secondary schools in Sokoto North LGA in Sokoto State between 2013 to 2018.

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 Abstract 
This project is a research work which set out to assess students’ performances in mathematics  in  some  selected  secondary  schools  in  Sokoto  North  local government area of Sokoto State from 2013 to 2018. In order to achieve this, two  main  objectives  were  pursued  -  to  ascertain  students  performances  in mathematics  in  some  selected  secondary  schools  in  Sokoto  North  local government  area  between  2013  to 2018  and  also  to  ascertain  the factors that determines  students  performance  in  mathematics  using  a  descriptive  research design  and  questionnaire  as  instrument  of  data  collection  while  adopting purposive  non  probability  sampling  technique.  Data  obtained  was  analyzed, organized  and  tabulated  statistically  using  simple  percentage  ratio  and interpreted upon. It was discovered at the course of  the research that students’ performances in mathematics from 2013 to 2018 have  been consistently  poor and factors such as demographic factors, students’ arithmetic ability, motivation and  concentration,  curriculum,  and  school  context  and  facilities  are determinants of students’ performances in mathematics. Going by the discovery,  we recommended  that Federal,  State,  Local  governments  and  Private  schools should  have  Mathematics  laboratory,  improve  teachers  pay,  welfare  and encourage in - service training, parents should encourage their wards to put in more effort in studying mathematics, curriculum development should be left in the hands of expert and good governance should be promoted in order to reduce poverty  which  has  made  some  parents  not  to  provide  necessary  mathematics materials for their children. 

Table of Contents 
Title Page                                                                                                           i 
Certification Page                                                                                              ii
 Dedication                                                                                                         iii Acknowledgement                                                                                             iv 
Table of Contents                                                                                               v
 List of Tables                                                                                                    vii 
Abstract                                                                                                            viii 
CHAPTER ONE : INTRODUCTION
 1.1. Background to the Study                                                                              1 
1.2. Statement of the Problem                                                                             3 
1.3. Objectives of the Study                                                                                4 
1.4. Research Question                                                                                        4 
1.5. Significance of the Study                                                                              5 
1.6. Scope and delimitation of the Study                                                             5 

CHAPTER TWO : REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE  
2.1. Introduction                                                                                                   7 
2.2. Students Performance in mathematics examinations                                    7 
2.3. Factors Responsible for Students Performance in maths                             10 
2.4. Summary of the Review                                                                              22 

CHAPTER THREE : METHODOLOGY 
3.1. Introduction                                                                                                  23 
3.2. Research Design                                                                                          23 
6  6  3.3. Population of the Study                                                                                24 
3.4. Sample and Sampling Techniques                                                               26 
3.5. Instrument for Data Collection                                                                    26 
3.5.1. Validity of the Instrument                                                                         27
 3.5.2. Reliability of the Instrument                                                                     27 
3.6. Method of Data Collection                                                                          27 
3.7. Method of Data Analysis                                                                             28 

CHAPTER FOUR : DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION 
4.1. Introduction                                                                                                  29 
4.2. Data Presentation                                                                                         29 
4.3. Summary of Major Findings                                                                        36 

CHAPTER FIVE : SUMMARY , CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS  
5.1. Introduction                                                                                                  38 
5.2. Summary                                                                                                      38 
5.3. Conclusion                                                                                                   38 
5.4. Recommendations                                                                                        38 

References  
 Appendix      
7  7  List of Tables Table 3.1 (Pg 23)............... Selected Sec. Schools in Sokoto  North  Table 4.1 (Pg 28)................Responses on students encouraging performances in                                               mathematics in last six years Table 4.2 (pg 29) ..............Responses on students poor performances in                                               mathematics in last six years  Table 4.3 (pg 30) ..............Responses on demographic factors as determinant of                                                students performance in mathematics  Table 4.4 ( pg 31) .............Responses on curriculum a determinant of students                                                performances in mathematics  Table 4.5 (pg 32)............... Responses on teachers competency as a factor that                                               determines students performance in mathematics  Table 4.6 (pg 33) ...............Responses on motivation and concentration as a                                              determinant of students performance in mathematics  Table 4.7(pg 34)  ...............Responses on Students arithmetic ability as a factor                                               that determines their performances in mathematics  Table 4.8 (pg 35) ..............Responses on school context and facilities as a                                             determinant of students performances in mathematics.       
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Samuel, M (2019). Assessment of students performances in mathematics in some selected secondary schools in Sokoto North LGA in Sokoto State between 2013 to 2018.. Afribary.com: Retrieved March 29, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-students-performances-in-mathematics-in-some-selected-secondary-schools-in-sokoto-north-lga-in-sokoto-state-between-2013-to-2018

MLA 8th

Manwu, Samuel. "Assessment of students performances in mathematics in some selected secondary schools in Sokoto North LGA in Sokoto State between 2013 to 2018." Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 30 Dec. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-students-performances-in-mathematics-in-some-selected-secondary-schools-in-sokoto-north-lga-in-sokoto-state-between-2013-to-2018 . Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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Manwu, Samuel. "Assessment of students performances in mathematics in some selected secondary schools in Sokoto North LGA in Sokoto State between 2013 to 2018.". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 30 Dec. 2019. Web. 29 Mar. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-students-performances-in-mathematics-in-some-selected-secondary-schools-in-sokoto-north-lga-in-sokoto-state-between-2013-to-2018 >.

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Manwu, Samuel. "Assessment of students performances in mathematics in some selected secondary schools in Sokoto North LGA in Sokoto State between 2013 to 2018." Afribary.com (2019). Accessed March 29, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-students-performances-in-mathematics-in-some-selected-secondary-schools-in-sokoto-north-lga-in-sokoto-state-between-2013-to-2018