1.1 Background of the Study
Mathematics is the science of space and numbers. The study of space is called Geometry; the study of numbers is Arithmetic, while the hybrid of geometry and arithmetic is also called Algebra (Nguuma, 2010). Mathematics therefore can be said to be the bedrock of technology. For proper understanding of science, mathematics play a major role, hence referred to as the queen of all science (Odili, 2006). Bassey (2010) stressed that the position of mathematics in the National Curriculum and its roles towards technology and industrial development made it a compulsory subject at primary and secondary school education. It is because the government discovered the important roles of mathematics in National development that if mandated the ministry of education to demystify mathematics through innovative teaching (Ale, 2011). Despite the importance attached to mathematics and its crucial role in technology, students see it as a difficult subject and as such show little or no interest in the subject.
The major problems faced by most students are inability to remember what they have learnt. This problem is often caused by too many theoretical expressions or formulae by the mathematics teachers, while learners remain passive listeners (Odili, 2006)
Statement of the Problem
In spite of the importance and popularity of mathematics among Nigeria students; performances at junior secondary school level had been low (Iwendi, 2012), other studies had shown that Nigeria students‟ performance in junior secondary school mathematics has been relatively low over the years (Osemwinyen; 2009 and Gimba 2013). Several factors had be attributed to the low performance in secondary school mathematics, among which are; poor methods of teaching (Harbour – Peters 2001), poor interest in mathematics (Badmus, 2002), gender differences (Agwagah 2000) and lack of appropriate instructional materials for teaching mathematics at all level of education (Gambari 2010).
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