Research Papers/Topics in Education/Mathematics

PERFORMANCE OF MATHEMATICS AT PRIMARY LEAVING EXAMINATIONS IN GOVERNMENT AIDED SCHOOLS. A CASE STUDY OF BUBUTU SUB-COUNTY, MANAFWA DISTRICT.

ABSTRACTThe major purpose of this study was to examine the performance of Mathematics at primary leaving examinations in government aided schools in Bubutu Sub-county, Manafwa District.The   study   was   centred   on   finding   out   whether:   -   methods   of   teaching,   pupils’   attitude   towards Mathematics and inadequacy  of instructional materials  lead to poor performance in Mathematics  at Primary Leaving Examinations in government aided schools....

EFFECTS OF COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION ON THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF UPPER BASIC SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS IN IKOT EKPENE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF AKWA IBOM STATE

Computer is now an integral part of human life. In other words, it plays significant role in many aspect of human endeavour, like education. The challenge therefore is to remain relevant in the competitive education system through the adoption and use of modern technology like computer. Therefore, the role of computer cannot be over emphasized. This research work consists of five chapters, which examine the “Effect of Computer Assisted Instruction on the Academic achievement of Upper Basic ...

Attitude as Correlates of Students Academic Achievement at the Senior Secondary School in Delta State.

AbstractThis study examined attitude as correlate of student’s academic achievement in mathematics at the senior secondary school level in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. The study employed survey research design. The sample for the study comprised of three hundred and sixty (360) SS2 and SS3 students randomly selected from ten (10) Public Secondary Schools in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State. The instruments used were Students Attitude Towards ...

Effect of Gender and Subject Combination on the Achievement of NCE Mathematics Students in Colleges of Education in Delta State

The study investigated the effect of gender and subject combination on the achievement of NCE mathematics students in colleges of education in Delta State. The study employed the causal comparative research design. The sample consists of 110 students in college of Education Agbor and the college of physical education, Mosogar both in Delta State. The research instrument used is the 2013/2014 mathematics students’ sectional performance of the 110 students across their various sub...

Teaching and Learning of Mathematics using Computer Assited Instruction (CAI) in Staff Demonstration School FCE Kano

ABSTRACT Many methods and tactics have been deployed in the teaching and learning of mathematics yet only very few students put their interest in the subject. The research is aimed at using the computer assisted instruction (CAI) method to arouse the interest of the students in learning the subject of mathematics. The researcher takes on a research study on The Need for Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) for the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Staff Demonstration School, FC...

The numerical and comparative analysis of savings and loan scheme using cooperative bank and contributory schemes

ABSTRACTThis study was designed to investigate the numerical and comparative analysis of savings and loan facilities using cooperative societies, banks and contributory schemes. The sample used for this study consisted of the market women/men, St Joseph cooperative society and Adeyemi college of education cooperative societies in ondo west local government of ondo state. The validated questionnaire were administered to 200 respondents in the selected population also six research hypothesis we...

AN INVESTIGATION INTO ACADEMIC INDISCIPLINE AND FAILURE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN (ENGLISH LANGUAGE MATHEMATICS, IGBO LANGUAGE, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE, ECONOMICS. PERIOD 2005-2010 (

AbstractThis studies an investigation into academic indiscipline and failure among secondary school students (English language mathematics, Igbo, Agric, Economics. period 2005-2011 (a case study of Nigeria) the population of the study consists of five subjects in senior secondary school in Nigeria. A total of nine thousand seven hundred and fifteen (9,7,15) students and about 200 members of the staff were involved. Ten students from each class (JSS1-SSIII) were selected by proportionate strat...

AVAILABILITY OF LABORATORY FACILITIES FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING – LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE AND COMPUTER SCIENCE IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENUGU NORTH L.G.A

ABSTRACTThe primary objective of this research work was to determine the availability of laboratory facilities for effective teaching and learning of Mathematics, Integrated Science and Computer Science in Junior Secondary Schools in Enugu North L.G.A Enugu State, Nigeria.  The descriptive survey research method was used for the study and data were analyzed descriptively using simple percentages.  The results of the study reveal that school principals’ negative administrative...

EFFECT OF CLASS SIZE TO THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS IN ENUGU NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE

ABSTRACTThis research work is based on the effect of class size to the teaching and  learning of mathematics in Enugu North Local Government  Area of Enugu State. To this, two research questions were made.. A total of 4 (four) out of 9(twenty) secondary schools were selected by randomization from which 300 (three hundred) students were respectively drawn. Consequently, an achievement test was designed to serve as the pre and post test. The scores of the students were used as data co...

THE PROBLEM MILITATING AGAINST EFFECTIVE TEACHNG AND LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENUGU WEST SENATORIAL ZONE, ENUGU STATE.

ABSTRACTThis research work is a survey design, conducted to find out the problems militating against the effective teaching and learning of mathematics in junior secondary schools in Enugu West Senatorial Zone. Randomly sampling method was used to select six teacher and 24 students each from the six sample schools. The researchers used structured questionnaires to collect data from the respondents and also mean of the respondents in the data analysis. After some investigations, these findings...

POLYA'S HEURISTICS IN PROBLEM SOLVING OF SOLID SHAPES

INTRODUCTIONThe Definition of a Problem A problem is anything or difficulty that requires a solution. A Mathematics problem is any problem which requires mathematics knowledge and skill to produce a solution to the problem. Problem solving involves a variety of skills. Problem-solving situations call upon children to retrieve previously learned information and apply it in new or varying situations. Knowing the basic arithmetic skills, knowing when to incorporate them into new contexts, a...

POLYA'S HEURISTICS IN PROBLEM SOLVING OF JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS

INTRODUCTIONProbably the most famous approach to problem solving is Polya’s four-step process described below (Polya, 1945). POLYA’S PROBLEM SOLVING PRINCIPLES1.   Understand the problem2.   Devise a plan⦁ Carry out the plan⦁ Look backThe problem-solving process is merely a general guide of how to proceed in solving problems. In many cases, steps of the process will overlap, thus it may not be possible to perform each step of the process in the order given above. The...