Education/Mathematics Research Papers/Topics

Diagnostic Assessment Knowledge and Practices among Secondary School Mathematics Teachers in Dodoma, Tanzania

Abstract This study examined how secondary mathematics teachers understand and implement diagnostic assessments in their mathematics classes. To understand how mathematics teachers conceptualize diagnostic assessment and how they put it into practice, the study conducted in-depth interviews with 20 secondary school mathematics teachers using a phenomenography research approach and analyzed them thematically. The results showed that most mathematics teachers are unfamiliar with the concept of...

DETERMINANTS OF STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS AMONG SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY ABUJA, NIGERIA

The study examined determinants of students’ academic performance in Mathematics among Senior Secondary School students in Federal Capital Territory Abuja. The objectives of the study were to find out whether parental factors, teacher’s factors and students’ factors affect students’ academic performance in Mathematics. A descriptive survey design was used. The population of the study was 6479 which comprised 6443 Senior Secondary School students and 36 Senior Secondary School Mathem...

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...

AN ASSESSMENT OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION IN FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY ABUJA NIGERIA

Abstract The research work is carried out on an assessment of senior secondary schools mathematics curriculum implementation in Federal Capital Territory Abuja. Research design used for this study was descriptive survey. Population of the study comprised of 917 mathematics teachers which include supervisors from inspectorate, out of which 270 mathematics teachers and 30 inspectors totalling 300 respondents were randomly selected for this study. Data collected were analyzed using simple freque...

PROSPECTIVE MATHEMATICS TEACHERS' KNOWLEDGE OF FRACTION

ABSTRACT: The main purpose of this study was to assess Nigerian prospective mathematics teachers’ knowledge of fractions. This study adopted descriptive research design using ex-post facto type. The study population comprised of all 300L prospective mathematics teachers in F.C.T College of Education, Zuba Abuja. The study used Fraction Knowledge Test (FKT) and a self-administered questionnaire to collect data from 68 prospective mathematics teachers who were selected by the use of simple ra...

EFFECTS OF TEACHERS' TRANSFER ON STUDENTS' ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS ABUJA NIGERIA

ABSTRACT: This research work investigated the effects of teachers’ transfer on students’academic performance in senior secondary schools Abuja Nigeria. The population of thestudy was limited to all senior secondary school teachers in six Area councils of the FCT.Stratified random sampling technique was adopted to select 2 schools in each of the sixArea councils and 25 teachers were randomly selected in each selected school totalling 300respondents.   Descriptive   survey   method  ...

MOTIVATION OF TEACHERS AS IT AFFECTS TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS IN GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY ABUJA

ABSTRACT: Towards achieving greatly in scientific and technological advancement, we need nothing but good performance in mathematics at all levels of education. The negative performance of students towards an educational aims and objectives could be associated to the low motivation of teachers most especially in the area of mathematics. In order to achieve this, this study investigates motivation of teachers as it affects teaching of mathematics in government secondary schools in F.C.T Abuja....

Interaction Effect of Ethno-Mathematics Teaching Approach, Lecture Method and Gender on Senior Secondary School Students’ Academic Achievement in Mathematics in Adamawa State, Nigeria

Abstract This   paper   examined   the   interaction   effect   of   ethno-mathematics   teaching   approach(ETA),   lecture   method   and   gender   on   senior   secondary   school   students’   academicachievement in mathematics in Adamawa state.  The study used three hundredand thirteen  (313) senior secondary school II students. Quasi-experimental designwas adopted for  the study. Data were collected  using  Mathematics  Achievement Test(MAT...

Connecting Mathematics and the Applied Science of Energy Conservation

To effectively teach science in the elementary classroom, pre-service K-8 teachers need a basic understanding of the underlying concepts of physics, which demand a strong foundation in mathematics. Unfortunately, the depth of mathematics understanding of prospective elementary teachers has been a growing and serious concern for several decades. To overcome this challenge, a two-pronged attack was used in this study. First, students in mathematics courses were coupled with physical science cou...

The impact of effective teaching characteristics

This paper investigates the extent to which teacher behaviour in classroom affects student achievement gains in mathematics in Ghana. A representative sample of primary schools from three districts of the Upper East Region of Ghana was selected (n = 73) using stage sampling procedure, and written tests in mathematics were administered to all grade six students at the beginning and end of school year 2013– 2014. Two observation instruments and a student questionnaire were used in collecting ...