Research Papers/Topics in Education/Mathematics

Using Base Ten Materials (Abacus) to Enhance Primary Four Pupils' Academic Performance in the Concept of Place Value: A Case Study of the Akyempim Methodist Primary School of the Wassa East D

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. ...

Attitude as Correlates of Students Academic Achievement at the Senior Secondary School in Delta State.

AbstractThis 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 Attitude Towards ...

Effect of Gender and Subject Combination on the Achievement of NCE Mathematics Students in Colleges of Education in Delta State

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 various sub...

POLYA'S HEURISTICS IN PROBLEM SOLVING OF SOLID SHAPES

INTRODUCTIONThe 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, a...

POLYA'S HEURISTICS IN PROBLEM SOLVING OF JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS

INTRODUCTIONProbably the most famous approach to problem solving is Polya’s four-step process described below (Polya, 1945). POLYA’S PROBLEM SOLVING PRINCIPLES1.   Understand the problem2.   Devise a plan⦁ Carry out the plan⦁ Look backThe 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. The...