Attitudes Of Pupils Towards Mathematics Among Schools In Nansana Town Council Wakiso District, Uganda

ABSTRACT

This study investigated the attitudes of pupils towards mathematics in Nansana town council primary schools in Wakiso District. The study was to find the teachers use of appropriate methods of teaching mathematics, attitudes of pupils and teachers towards mathematics and the relationship between pupil's attitudes towards mathematics and their performance in mathematics. Approximately 50 pupils from five different sampled selected primary schools were selected for the study. In addition IO teachers were interviewed. Their attitudes towards mathematics were studied using questionnaire, observation and discussion. The data was analyzed using percentages and the major findings were also recorded in this book. The major findings were pupils ofNansana Town Council Primary Schools have positive attitudes towards mathematics, teachers ofNansana Town Council do not use appropriate methods of teaching mathematics and there is a relationship between pupil's performance and their attitudes. This led to the conclusion that although the performance in mathematics in Nansana town council is generally poor and inspite of the popular assumption that poor performance is as a result of pupils' negative attitudes towards Mathematics the reality on the ground is that pupils do not hate Mathematics but are only less enthusiastic because of the low marks generally acquired in Mathematics. It has been therefore recommended that Mathematics teachers should stop assuming that most pupils have negative attitudes towards Mathematics and instead adopt positive feelings about their pupils while teaching the subjects.

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APA

SSELUYIMA, R (2021). Attitudes Of Pupils Towards Mathematics Among Schools In Nansana Town Council Wakiso District, Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/attitudes-of-pupils-towards-mathematics-among-schools-in-nansana-town-council-wakiso-district-uganda

MLA 8th

SSELUYIMA, RONALD "Attitudes Of Pupils Towards Mathematics Among Schools In Nansana Town Council Wakiso District, Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 03 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/attitudes-of-pupils-towards-mathematics-among-schools-in-nansana-town-council-wakiso-district-uganda. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

MLA7

SSELUYIMA, RONALD . "Attitudes Of Pupils Towards Mathematics Among Schools In Nansana Town Council Wakiso District, Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 03 Jun. 2021. Web. 30 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/attitudes-of-pupils-towards-mathematics-among-schools-in-nansana-town-council-wakiso-district-uganda >.

Chicago

SSELUYIMA, RONALD . "Attitudes Of Pupils Towards Mathematics Among Schools In Nansana Town Council Wakiso District, Uganda" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 30, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/attitudes-of-pupils-towards-mathematics-among-schools-in-nansana-town-council-wakiso-district-uganda