Research Papers/Topics in Education/Mathematics

Developing Female Pre-Service Teachers’ Mathematics Self-Efficacy by Integrating History of Mathematics into Teaching During Lesson Study

 History of mathematics (HOM) was incorporated into peer teaching during lesson study as a strategy to augment the mathematics self-efficacy of female pre-service teachers in Ghana. An overview of studies on methodological approaches of integrating the history of mathematics into the teaching and learning process was presented. Mathematics Self-efficacy Scale and Grade Descriptor Grid were used to assess 12 female pre-service teachers’ confidence level and performance respectively duri...

Colleges of Education Students’ Mathematics Proficiency: Assessing Strategic Competency and Adaptive Reasoning during Supported Teaching in Schools

Researchers in mathematics education have established the distinction between mathematical understanding and mathematical thinking and that has resulted on the call for comprehensive assessment practices that focuses on both content and process. While it has been established that teacher knowledge is vital in teaching basic school pupils, less is known about colleges of education students’ proficiency levels at point of exit from the maiden B.Ed program in colleges of education in Ghana...

Relationship Between Students’ Mathematics Final Grade At Secondary School And Primary Teachers Education: Case Of Thogoto Teachers College, Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The importance of a teacher’s mastery of subject matter for effective teaching of Mathematics has long been recognized. Questions have been raised regarding adequacy of teachers’ knowledge of facts, concepts, theories and principles in Mathematics. This, in turn has focused attention upon the quality of Teacher Education Programs. This study, therefore set out to evaluate the relationship between students’ Mathematics final grade at secondary school (Mathematics content masterl...

An Analysis Of The Factors Influencing Achievement In Mathematics Geometry Among Secondary School Students In Makadara Sub-County, Nairobi County

ABSTRACT This study investigated thefactorsinfluencing achievement in mathematics geometry among secondary schools student in Makadara sub-county, Nairobi county. The aim of the study was to find out the factors contributing to poor performance in Mathematics and provide a way of improving the students performance specically in geometry. The study was guided by the following objectives: effects of teaching strategies on the students level of achievement in geometry in secondary schools, to ex...

The Effect Of Sex And Environment On Mathematics Achievement Of Senior Secondary School Students' In Katsina State

ABSTRACT The research was a survey designed to investigate the effect of sex and environment on mathematics achievement of senior secondary school students in Katsina state. Two research objectives and six-research hypotheses were formulated. Stratified random samplinq technique was employed in which four hundred and twenty (420) students were sampled. 

Influence Of Cooperative Learning Instruction On Secondary School Students' Achievement And Self Concept In Mathematics In Kenya

ABSTRACT Performance in mathematics at secondary school levels in Kenya remains poor and one reason blamed for this is the predominant use of teacher-centered approaches over student-centered instructions. This study therefore, investigated the influence of cooperative learning instruction on secondary school students' achievement and self concept in mathematics in Kenya. Objectives of the study were: to determine whether cooperative learning instruction is more effective than conventional me...

The Integration Of Hands-On Games In The Learning Of Probability: A Case Of Grade 12 Learners In The Oshakati Cluster Of Oshana Region

ABSTRACT Although research and classroom experience have produced more publications based on teaching and learning of probability, there are still significant challenges regarding probability content and need for proper instructions to build learners’ existing notions and intuition of probability in order to foster formal probabilistic understanding (Dollard, 2011; Xiayan, 2015). Beside mathematics being a compulsory subject in the Namibian School curriculum since 2012, it is one of the req...

Difficulties That Level One Trainees Encounter In Learning Mathematics: A Case Study Of The Windhoek Vocational Training Centre

ABSTRACT The low performance of the Level 1 trainees at the Windhoek Vocational Training Centre has been on an increasing at an alarming rate. Over the years many of the Level 1 trainees Of Windhoek Vocational Training Centre (WVTC) perform below average in their final year examination. However, at the present moment there were no proven reasons why the performance of these trainees was so low. The study therefore investigated the difficulties that the Level 1 trainees experience in learning ...

Teachers' Classroom Assessment Practices In Two Selected Senior Secondary Schools In The Oshikoto Region

Abstract Assessment is a vital ingredient for effective teaching and learning. Current educational policies in Namibia call for teachers to adopt formative assessment in their classrooms, since there are reasons to believe that formative assessment could enhance learners‟ performance particularly in mathematics. Teachers however, have difficulties in implementing formative assessment in their classrooms. This study sought to investigate the classroom assessment practices of Grade 11 and 12 ...

Academic Resilience In Mathematics Amongst At-Risk Grade 10 Learners In Namibia: A Phenomenology Study

ABSTRACT Demands for technical and scientific expertise in many countries including Namibia made the Namibian government emphasise the need for effective teaching of mathematics and science in schools to enable learners to excel in these subjects. Despite that, school failure at Grade 10 level remains a challenge in Namibia. Learners continue to perform poorly, especially in mathematics over the past years. One intriguing manifestation of this record of performance is that there are some lear...

Effects Of Information And Communication Technology (Ict)-Driven Pedagogy On Performance Of Grade 12 Geometry Ordinary Level Learners In The Omusati Educational Region, Namibia

ABSTRACT Mathematical skills and knowledge are crucial for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -Goal 4 and the Namibian Vision 2030. In spite of the important role that Mathematics plays in the development of national economy, there has been poor performance in the subject at national examination level in many countries globally (Ali, 2013; Karue, & Amukowa, 2013), including Namibia (Haimbodi, 2012; Naukushu, 2011; Mateya, 2008). The Omusati Education region in Namibia is o...

Investigating The Grade 12 Teachers’ Subject And Pedagogical Content Knowledge Of Mathematics In Some Selected Public Schools In The Khomas Education Region, Namibia

ABSTRACT Teachers’ knowledge caught the attention of many educators in different disciplines such as Mathematics. In Namibia, some authors and organisations have claimed that Namibian Mathematics teachers at both Primary and Secondary School levels have insufficient Subject Content Knowledge (SCK) and Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK), which negatively impacted learners’ academic performance over the past years. However, no study has been carried on the Grade 12 Mathematics’ SCK and ...

An Investigation On The Effects Of Teacher-Designed Educational Videos On Grade 11 Learners’ Geometry Performance In Oshikoto Education Region, Namibia

ABSTRACT Over a decade, Mathematics performance has been reportedly poor, of which Geometry has been identified as one of the difficult topics for learners in Namibia. Non-experimental and experimental studies revealed a need for teachers to develop classroom-related ICT resources for subject teaching, more especially for conceptually demanding topics like Geometry. An embedded mixed-method research design was applied, using a nonequivalent pre-test-post-test quasi-experimental design and a ...

An Experimental Study of Collaborative Instructional Strategy (CIS) for Teaching Mathematics at Primary level in Pakistan

 Modern concept of education is based on students’ centered learning approaches where collaborative instructional strategy is an emerging approach. It has been tested in different subjects and its effectiveness has been proved. Therefore, this experimental study investigated the effects of Collaborative Instructional Strategy (CIS) on mathematics achievement of fifth grade students. The experiment was conducted at a Government school in District Swat, Pakistan using pre-test post-test comp...

Feasibility Of Teaching Quadratic Equations In Senior High School Form One

ABSTRACT The study addressed the curriculum problem of the placement of the teaching and learning of quadratic equation in the Senior High School. Its purpose was to assess the ability of S.H.S 1 students to solve quadratic equation by investigating their performance, using four methods. Stratified sampling method was used to select four schools in four districts in the Central Region. Eight classes were randomly selected for the study. The sample size was 286 of which 160 were girls. A prete...


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