#### Research Papers/Topics in Education

##### 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...

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##### 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...

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##### Pilot Study & Reliability Testing

This Study is to emphasise the effect of a pilot study before the actual experiment and to find out if a study addresses its aims of carrying out the study that is reliable. I. E. RELIABILITY.

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##### MANAGEMENT OF CREDIT FACILITIES IN COMMERCIAL BANK (A CASE STUDY OF FIRST BANK PLC UGELLI MAIN BRANCH DELTA STATE)

ABSTRACTCredit management facilities, the never centre of all commercial banks operations and in its efficiency guarantees, the ability to mobilize deposit and allocate such finds to customers when have need for them. This research work examined the credit facilities and loans management of First bank of Nigeria Plc Ughelli main branch Delta state with a view to ascertain the causes of loan failure, types of securities needed, importance of collecting securities from the prospective borr...

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##### THE METHODS & IMPORTANCE OF ACHIEVING GOOD COMMUNICATION BETWEEN STAFF AND STUDENT

INTRODUCTIONThe art of communication involves listening and speaking as well as reading and writing. Staffs need to be highly skilled in all these areas to excel in their profession. Proficient communicators receive information, understand and synthesize it and express themselves at a high level. They make excellent staffs because they are able to transmit knowledge, skills and values at the same time they communicate their caring for the students entrusted to their care. They help motivate s...

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##### AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH, ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS AND SELF-RELIANCE

ABSTRACTAgricultural education offers opportunity for entrepreneurship and self-reliance for sustainable growth and development. This paper focuses on areas of agriculture that enhances self sustenance such as animal husbandry, crop production as well as marketing of agricultural product. The various infrastructural manpower constraints as well inconsistency in educational policy and over dependence of the economy on petroleum were highlighted as part of the challenges in development of ...

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##### Problems confronting continuous assessment practices in nigeria

ABSTRACTContinuous assessment was introduced in schools following the adoption of 6-3-3-4 system of education. The intention was to make assessment of the leaner morereliable, valid, objective and comprehensive. Since the emphasis is now on the totalityof learning, it becomes necessary to evolve and use an assessment system that willconsider all aspects of teaching.TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTIONSTATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM.PURPOSE OF THE STUDY.SCOPE OF THE STUDY.REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURETHE CON...

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##### STRATEGIES FOR CHANGING UNDESIRABLE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOUR IN SECONDARY SCHOOL IN ENUGU NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE

ABSTRACT The study entitled “Strategies for changing undesirable classroom behaviour in secondary school in Enugu North Local Government Area of Enugu State”, had the aim of identifying the strategies for changing undesirable classroom behaviours of secondary school students in Enugu North Local Government Area. For the purpose of this study, the sample consists of 5% ...

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##### EVALUATION OF SPORTS AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR SOCIAL INTEGRATION IN BAYELSA STATE

ABSTRACTThis work examined the role of the church in the acquisition of basic literacy in Yenagoa Local Government Area. Its objectives are to examine how the Sunday school assist members in the acquisition of basic literacy, encourage skills acquisition, enlighten the women folk in their feminine role, promotion of welfare and the inculcation of moral values to its members. The study adopted the descriptive research design. The population was 1,470 members of the church in six (6) denominati...

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##### TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN EMOHUA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract National development all over the world has continued to be intricately tied to educational development in which the teacher is the critical element. Many countries of the world have realized this central role of the \teacher in the education process, and both developed and developing countries including Nigeria, have made some efforts in this area. The situation in Nigeria, however, has not shown a linear upward progression both in nat...

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##### THE EFFECT OF ATHLETES AND COACHES ATTITUDES To SPORTS DEVELOPMENT IN BAYELSA STATE

The preponderance of human interactions on the surface of the earth has led them to the creation of recreational activities termed “Sports” to help actualize their existence on earth. Since then, many has also gone ahead to diversify and think out many ways of engaging in sporting activities to earn more pleasure and for better relaxation. In this dispensation, sports has gained an upper hand in world affairs hence, has occupied a centre stage in world entertainment. Countries strive to e...

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##### THE ROLE OF TEST AND ASSIGNMENT IN ENHANCING STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, (FCT) ABUJA.

INTRODUCTION  In a broad sense, assessment is, “ any method used to better understood the current knowledge that a student possesses” ( Collins & Brien, 2003; P.29). According to Crooks ( 2001), assessment is, “ any process that provides information about the thinking, achievement or progress of the students ( P.1). Because assessment is important in teaching and learning, instructors assess their students learning regularly. Some of the methods which instructors use to measure...

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##### The user’s ICT competence and attitude as factors influencing use of electronic reference services in Academic Libraries. (A case study of Imo state University Library.)

ABSTRACTThis research work is on the user’s ICT competence and attitude as factors influencing use of electronic reference services in Academic Libraries. A case study of Imo state University Library. The literature review is on the concept of ICTs types of ICT infrastructure applicable in academic library, funding of ICTs in academic libraries in Nigeria the importance of reference services in academic libraries and factors affecting the role of ICT in academic libraries in Niger...

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##### The Effect Of Concept Mapping On Students’ Achievement In Biology In Senior Secondary Schools In Aba Educational Zone Of Abia State

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the effects of concept mapping on students’ achievement in Biology. The study was guided by three research questions and three hypotheses using pretest and posttest design. The population of the study was made up of ten thousand and forty five students (10,045) in Senior secondary school class two (2), in the (2015/2016) academic session in Aba Educational zone, Abia state. The sample consisted of 400 Biology students, comprising 210 students in the experimen...

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##### The Influence of Organizational Climate and Teachers Job Satisfaction on the Teachers Job Performance in Secondary Schools

ABSTRACTThe study was predicated on the need to provide empirical evidences to the influence of organizational climate and teacher’s job satisfaction on the teacher’s job performance in Imo state. This was as a result of the need to see how the organization climate and the satisfaction the teachers get from their job can influence their job performance. To guide the study five research questions were formulated and four null hypotheses  tested at 0.01 and 0.05 level of significance. ...

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