Abstract: The primary goal of the Masamu (note that “masamu” means mathematics in Southern Africa) Program is to enhance research in the mathematical sciences and related areas within the Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association (SAMSA) institutions and beyond through promotion of international research collaboration. The Masamu Program was established in 2010 with the assistance of the National Science Foundation through an Au-burn University-SAMSA Memorandum of Understanding (...

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History of mathematics (HOM) was incorporated into peer teaching during lesson study as a strategy to augment the mathematics self-efficacy of female pre-service teachers in Ghana. An overview of studies on methodological approaches of integrating the history of mathematics into the teaching and learning process was presented. Mathematics Self-efficacy Scale and Grade Descriptor Grid were used to assess 12 female pre-service teachers’ confidence level and performance respectively duri...

Researchers in mathematics education have established the distinction between mathematical understanding and mathematical thinking and that has resulted on the call for comprehensive assessment practices that focuses on both content and process. While it has been established that teacher knowledge is vital in teaching basic school pupils, less is known about colleges of education students’ proficiency levels at point of exit from the maiden B.Ed program in colleges of education in Ghana...

The study sought to investigate the effectiveness of using base ten materials (abacus) to enhance primary four pupils' performance in the concept of place value. In order to achieve the purpose, the quasi experimental design was used. Stratified and simple random sampling procedures were used to select a sample of 30 pupils (15 for experimental and control groups respectively) from a population of 70 pupils. Achievement test on place value was used on the groups to gather data for the study. ...

Abstract This 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 Attitud...

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...

INTRODUCTION Probably the most famous approach to problem solving is Polya’s four-step process described below (Polya, 1945). POLYA’S PROBLEM SOLVING PRINCIPLES 1. Understand the problem 2. Devise a plan ⦁Carry out the plan ⦁Look back The 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. These four ...

INTRODUCTION The 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, an...