To Predict the Causes of Poor Performance of Mathematics in Secondary Schools in Bugahya County in Hoima District

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ................................................................................................................. .i

APPROVAL ....................................................................................................................... ii

DEDICATION ................................................................................................................... iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT .................................................................................................. iv

LIST OF TABLES .................................................................................................... iii

ABSTRACT ........................................................................................................................ x

CHAPTER ONE: BACK GROUND OF THE STUDY ............................................... 1

1.0 Introduction: ............................................................................................................ 1

1.2 Statement of the problem ......................................................................................... 4

1.3 The purpose of the study ......................................................................................... 4

1.4 The objectives of the study ..................................................................................... .4

1.5 Research Hypothesis ................................................................................................ 5

1. 6 The scope of the study ............................................................................................. 6

1. 7 The significance of the study ................................................................................... 6

1.8 The limitation of the study ....................................................................................... 7

I. 9 Delimitations ........................................................................................................... 8

CHAPTER TWO : REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE. .................................... 9

2.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................. 9

2.1 Methods of teaching mathematics and performance of students .......................... I 0

2.2 Instructional materials and performance of students ............................................. 14

2.3 Evaluation of student and performance ................................................................. 15

2.4 Motivation and students performance ................................................................... 18

2.5 The nature of the teacher and performance of students ......................................... 20

2.6 Supervision and performance of student ............................................................... 23

CHAPTER THREE : METHODOLOGY .................................................................... 24

3.1 Design of the study ................................................................................................ 24

3.2 Area of study ......................................................................................................... 24

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3.3 Sttbject of stt1dy ..................................................................................................... 24

3.4 The sampling technique ......................................................................................... 25

3.5 Sampling procedure for the secondary schools ..................................................... 25

3.5.1 Characteristics of the sampled schools .................................................................. 26

3.6 The sampling procedure for correspondents ......................................................... 26

3.7 The tools of data collection ................................................................................... 26

3.7.1 Questionnaire ......................................................................................................... 27

3.7.2 Research procedure ................................................................................................ 27

3.7.3 Methods of research collection .............................................................................. 27

CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF

DATA ....................................................................................................................... 29

4.1 Introduction ........................................................................................................... 29

4.2 Findings of the study ............................................................................................. 29

4.3.1 Head-teachers' Reponses ....................................................................................... 31

4.4. Mathematics teacher' response ............................................................................. .41

4.5 Students response .................................................................................................. 49

4.7. l Introduction ........................................................................................................... 56

4.7.2 School enrolment ................................................................................................... 56

4.7.3 Curriculum development ....................................................................................... 57

4.7.4 Providing appropriate instructional materials ........................................................ 57

4.7.5 Supervision ............................................................................................................ 58

4.7.6 Arranging for in service education/ refresh courses ............................................. 59

4.7.7 Responses to other problems hypothesized by researcher. .................................... 59

4.7.9 Head-teachers investigated variables and their scope of influence ....................... 61

4.9 Teachers ................................................................................................................. 63

4.9. l Teachers preparation .............................................................................................. 63

4.9.2 Methods of teaching .............................................................................................. 64

4.9.3 Class room instruction ........................................................................................... 65

4.9.4 Instructional teaching materials and pupils performance ...................................... 65

4.9.5 Testing and evaluation ........................................................................................... 66

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4.9.6 Unique problems raised by mathematics teachers ................................................. 66

4.9.7 Summary: table of scope of influence ofmathematics .......................................... 67

teaching and learning ............................................................................................. 67

4.9.7.1 Students Attitude to Words Mathematics .............................................................. 68

4.9.7.2 Use of library ......................................................................................................... 68

4.9.7.3 Students testing and evaluation ............................................................................. 69

4.9.7.5 Unique problems raised by students ...................................................................... 69

4.9.7.6 Student investigated variable summary ................................................................. 70

4.9.7.7 The Head-teachers, mathematics teachers and student summary investigated

variables ................................................................................................................. 70

4.9.7.8 Performance summary ........................................................................................... 71

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION ..... 72

5.1 Summary ................................................................................................................ 72

5.2 Conclusion ............................................................................................................. 74

5.3 Recommendations ................................................................................................. 75

5.3. l Head teachers role ................................................................................................. 76

5.3.2 Mathematics teacher's role .................................................................................... 77

5.3.5 The role of students ............................................................................................... 79

REFERENCES .................................................................................................................. 80

APPENDIX 1: TRANSMITTAL LETTER ...................................................................... 81

APPENDIX 2: QUESTIONNAIRE FOR HEAD TEACHERS ........................................ 82

APPENDIX 3: QUESTIONNAIRE FOR MATHEMATICS TEACHERS ..................... 85

APPENDIX 4 : QUESTIONNAIRE FOR STUDENTS .................................................. 89

ABSTRACT There is so far evidence to predict the causes of poor performance mounted in different subjects at different levels in secondary schools in different pmis of Uganda. However no documentary evidences has been seen to explain in the courses of poor performances of mathematics at 'O' level in Bugahya county.

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ABDULATIFU, K (2022). To Predict the Causes of Poor Performance of Mathematics in Secondary Schools in Bugahya County in Hoima District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/to-predict-the-causes-of-poor-performance-of-mathematics-in-secondary-schools-in-bugahya-county-in-hoima-district

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ABDULATIFU, KUZA "To Predict the Causes of Poor Performance of Mathematics in Secondary Schools in Bugahya County in Hoima District" Afribary. Afribary, 18 Jul. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/to-predict-the-causes-of-poor-performance-of-mathematics-in-secondary-schools-in-bugahya-county-in-hoima-district. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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ABDULATIFU, KUZA . "To Predict the Causes of Poor Performance of Mathematics in Secondary Schools in Bugahya County in Hoima District" Afribary (2022). Accessed August 10, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/to-predict-the-causes-of-poor-performance-of-mathematics-in-secondary-schools-in-bugahya-county-in-hoima-district