Research Papers/Topics in Education/Mathematics

PROSPECTIVE MATHEMATICS TEACHERS' KNOWLEDGE OF FRACTION

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

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   surv...

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...

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 ...

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