CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study The poor achievement of students in mathematics at various levels of education has been variously expressed. In an attempt to provide solutions to this persistent poor achievement in mathematics among students, areas that need improvement and are of learning difficulties are being identified. In the recent past, authorities […]

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## EFFECTS OF SONGS ON PUPILS ACHIEVEMENT IN SOME PRIMARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study No one knows what the future will bring in mathematics education. The only thing certain is that the discipline will continue to change. It should be recognized that the discipline of mathematics education is only an infant. Most mathematics educators suggested that the real revolution lies a head. […]

## INVESTIGATION OF DIFFICULT TOPICS AND METHOD OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IKERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA.

CHAPTER ONE BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Mathematics is a powerful tool and gate keeper for success in life. It is as old as man himself. There is a common saying that mathematics is the mother of all subjects, but the poor performance of students in Nigerian senior secondary school mathematics examinations is nowadays becoming alarming […]

## THE INFLUENCE OF STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE ON TERMINOLOGIES USED IN MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENT IN MATHEMATICS OF JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Mathematics as a subject has a language of its own, with its signs, vocabularies, symbols and notations and plays an important role in the development of human mind and thinking. Hence, the first hurdle a student must face in learning to solve mathematical problems is the ability to […]

## THE INFLUENCE OF STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE ON TERMINOLOGIES USED IN MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENT IN MATHEMATICS OF JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Vocabulary knowledge is as essential to learning of mathematics as it is to learning how to read. In language arts, mathematical words conjure up graphic representations of the objects they label. But when it comes to abstract mathematical concepts, words describe activities or relationships that often lack a […]

## EFFECTS OF COOPERATIVE OF E-LEARNING TEACHING STRATEGY ON STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENT IN SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS IN IKERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Mathematics education in public schools in Nigeria has been experiencing reforms directed towards the integration of technology in mathematics courses dating back to the late 1990’s. There is evidence that the use of information and communication technology E-learning in mathematics key area has not been […]

## EFFECT OF USING MATHEMATICS TEACHING AIDS IN TEACHING MATHEMATICS

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Mathematics is the foundation of science and technology and the functional role of mathematics to science and technology is multifaceted and multifarious that no area of science, technology and business enterprise escapes its application (Okereke, 2006). Ukeje (1986) described mathematics as the mirror of civilization in all the centuries […]

## PROBLEMS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING MATHEMATICAL CONSTRUCTION IN SECONDARY SCHOOL IN IKERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Ajayi (2006) define mathematics as the science that draws necessary conclusions and also the manipulation of the meaningless symbols of a first order language according to explicit, syntactical rules. Advanced mathematics is widely used, but often in an unseen and unadvertised way. Also, teacher can be blame […]

## EFFECT OF CLASS SIZE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS IN IKERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE.

EFFECT OF CLASS SIZE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS IN IKERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE. TABLE OF CONTENTS Title page i Certification ii Dedication iii Acknowledgement iv-vi Table of Contents vii-ix Abstract x CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the study 1-6 Statement of the Problem 6-7 Purpose of the Study 7 Limitation of the Study 7 Research question 7-8 Research Hypothesis 8 Delimitation of […]

## A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENTS DYNAMICS ON THE LEARNERS ATTITUDE TOWARDS MATHEMATICS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Continuous assessments are used on daily basis to support the learning process. According to Airsian (1991), assessment is the process of collecting, interpreting and synthesizing information, to help teachers understand their pupils, plan and monitor instruction and establish a conducive atmosphere. In Kenya, continuous assessments are used in formative evaluation. They are […]

## STUDENTS EMOTIONAL DISPOSITIONAL EMPATHY ON MATHEMATICAL ENGAGEMENT AND THEIR PERFORMANCE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study The pedagogical development of mathematics to bring about effective teaching and learning has been the concern of all and sundry mathematics educators. Content delivery of mathematics seeks to engrossed students engagement proportionately by placing them in the center of learning to ensure a much prudent understanding. Mathematical conceptual […]

## IDENTIFYING EFFECTIVENESS OF ONLINE GROUP STUDY ON MATHEMATICAL PROBLEM SOLVING ATTITUDE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study In today’s learning environment, having learners’ engagement by carrying out collective learning activities is crucial factor for emerging meaningful learning outcomes. That’s why it is important to propose learning dynamisms by incorporating critical thinking, problem solving and group based learning activities in the classroom. Based on the constructivism […]

## LEVELS OF DIFFICULTY OF MATHEMATICS TOPICS AND METHOD OF TEACHING AS PERCEIVED BY SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

CHAPTER ONE BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Mathematics is a powerful tool and gate keeper for success in life. It is as old as man himself. There is a common saying that mathematics is the mother of all subjects, but the poor performance of students in Nigerian senior secondary school mathematics examinations is nowadays becoming […]

## TEACHERS AND STUDENTS PERCEPTIONS OF DIFFICULT TOPICS IN THE NEW FURTHER MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM FOR SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN OSUN STATE

Abstract The research investigates teachers and students’ views of difficult areas of Further Mathematics Curriculum which is a special requirement for engineering education in Nigeria using Osogbo Secondary Schools in Osun State as case study. The population of the study consisted of all the further mathematics teachers and all the senior secondary III students in […]

## TEACHER’S CHARACTERISTICS AND ACHIEVEMENTAS DETERMINANT OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS PERFORMANCE IN IKERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE

CHAPTER ONE Background of the study The quality of an educational output in any system of education is the national examination. In Nigeria, it is the responsibility of the Nigeria National Examination Council (NNEC) to set, mark, grade and release the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examination results to the general public. The release of […]

## PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ADO EKITI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, EKITI STATE

CHAPTER ONE Background to the Study Social media is on the rise within education, both outside and inside the classroom (Blaschke, 2014). Social media technology provides educators with an opportunity to engage learners in the online classroom, as well as to support development of learners skills and competencies. Therefore, a number of researchers have […]

## EFFECTS OF A MATHEMATICS LABORATORY PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION STRATEGY ON STUDENTS PERFORMANCE IN JSS III MATHEMATICS IN IKERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study The students’ attitude towards mathematics and students’ in-class performance and their performance in public examinations provide evidence of students’ poor attitude and decline poor performance in mathematics. The knowledge of mathematics is universally accepted, as indispensable for the learning of science and technology related disciplines which every […]

## FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH MASS FAILURE OF STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN EMURE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE.

Background of the Study The differential scholastic achievement of students in Nigeria has been still a source of concern and research interest to educators, government and parents. This is so because of the great importance that education has on the national development of the country. All over the country, there is a general believe about […]

## TEACHERS EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION AS PREDICATOR FOR STUDENT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS IN IKERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study The importance of teacher’s experience and qualification in secondary schools has been highlighted by many researchers such as Akinleye (2001), Ogundare (2001), Commeyrasi (2003), Al-methen (1983), Schuler (1984), Waiching (1994), Ijaiya (2000), Akomolafe (2001). They have given different opinions about teachers teaching experience and qualification on students’ learning […]

## PROBLEMS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING MATHEMATICAL CONSTRUCTION IN SECONDARY SCHOOL

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Ajayi (2006) define mathematics as the science that draws necessary conclusions and also the manipulation of the meaningless symbols of a first order language according to explicit, syntactical rules. Advanced mathematics is widely used, but often in an unseen and unadvertised way. Also, teacher can be blame as […]