Research Papers/Topics in Education/Mathematics

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

AbstractThis   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  (3...

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 ...