Research Papers/Topics in Education/Mathematics

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

ABSTRACTThe 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 masterly...

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

ABSTRACTThis 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 exa...

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

ABSTRACTThe 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

ABSTRACTPerformance in mathematics at secondary school levels in Kenya remains poor and onereason blamed for this is the predominant use of teacher-centered approaches overstudent-centered instructions. This study therefore, investigated the influence ofcooperative learning instruction on secondary school students' achievement and selfconcept in mathematics in Kenya. Objectives of the study were: to determine whethercooperative learning instruction is more effective than conventional methods ...

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

ABSTRACTAlthough 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 requ...

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

ABSTRACTThe low performance of the Level 1 trainees at the Windhoek Vocational TrainingCentre has been on an increasing at an alarming rate. Over the years many of theLevel 1 trainees Of Windhoek Vocational Training Centre (WVTC) perform belowaverage in their final year examination. However, at the present moment there wereno proven reasons why the performance of these trainees was so low. The studytherefore investigated the difficulties that the Level 1 trainees experience in learningMathema...

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

AbstractAssessment 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 m...

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

ABSTRACTDemands 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 learn...

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

ABSTRACTMathematical skills and knowledge are crucial for the attainment of SustainableDevelopment Goals (SDGs) -Goal 4 and the Namibian Vision 2030. In spite of theimportant role that Mathematics plays in the development of national economy, therehas been poor performance in the subject at national examination level in manycountries globally (Ali, 2013; Karue, & Amukowa, 2013), including Namibia(Haimbodi, 2012; Naukushu, 2011; Mateya, 2008). The Omusati Education region inNamibia is one of t...

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...

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 an...

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-...

Feasibility Of Teaching Quadratic Equations In Senior High School Form One

ABSTRACTThe 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 pretest-...

Teacher Trainees’ Attitude Towards Learning Mathematics And Anxiety Levels For Teaching Mathematics

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to investigate teacher trainees’ attitude towards learning mathematics and their anxiety levels for teaching mathematics as trainees in the internship of the out-segment programme. The study involved 160 third year teacher trainees comprising 55 trainees from Upper East Region, 50 from Upper West Region and 55 from Central Region of Ghana using purposive sampling technique.Teacher trainees showed positive attitude towards all the six variables measured. ...

Assessing Basic School Mathematics Teachers’ Information Communication Technology Integration In The Teaching And Learning Of Mathematics

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to assess basic school mathematics teachersInformation Communication Technology integration in the classroom. Surveymethod was used as the design for study. The study employed a surveymethod as a design. Cluster sampling technique was used to select 148mathematics teachers in Bibiani in the western region of Ghana. The studyemployed questionnaires in the data collection. The findings of the studyindicated that basic school mathematics teachers reported hig...


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