CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 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 […]

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## CONTRIBUTIONS OF MATHEMATICAL LANGUAGE IN SOLVING WORD PROBLEM

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Mathematics is one of the core subjects taught in contemporary human society. It is an indispensable discipline in various field such as science, Engineering, Technology, social sciences, Arts and others disciplines that are related. Many educators have considered it as an indispensable to the educated man or woman. […]

## IMPACT OF CLASS SIZE AND SCHOOL TYPES ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Mathematics as a subject affects all aspects of human life at different degrees. The social, economic, political, geographical, scientific and technological aspect of man is centered on numbers. Disciplines where numbers are predominant and form integral part of mathematics include: statistics, accounts, arithmetic, engineering, etc. For example the […]

## A SURVEY OF FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR STUDENTS’ POOR PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS

ABSTRACT Mathematics is intimately connected to daily life and everybody’s life-long planning. Shut out mathematics from daily life and civilisation comes to a standstill. It is in the light of this, that the research seeks to build and elicit among students and teachers the proper appreciation and interest in the value of mathematics to the […]

## EFFECTS OF HOME BACKGROUND ON LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

EFFECTS OF HOME BACKGROUND ON LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study This chapter presents the historical background information, statement of the problem, objectives of the study, research hypotheses and significance of the study. The study also involves limitation, scope of the study and organization of the study. School […]

## IMPACT OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ON PRIMARY SCHOOL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

IMPACT OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ON PRIMARY SCHOOL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study The use of instructional materials in teaching and learning at the primary school level help the learners to explore experiment, create and interact with the environment intensively. Copious uses of instructional materials help to provide learners with an enabling environment […]

## effect of teacher qualification on academic performance of students in mathematics in junior secondary school in ese odo local government area of ondo state.

effect of teacher qualification on academic performance of students in mathematics in junior secondary school in ese odo local government area of ondo state. CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background History of the Study Since Mathematics is not a static discipline, it is impossible to define it in historical term. The word Mathematics “comes from the Greek […]

## ATTITUDE OF STUDENTS TOWARDS TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL

ATTITUDE OF STUDENTS TOWARDS TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL CHAPTER ONE 1.1 Background to the Study The knowledge of mathematics is an essential tool in any society (Baroody, 1987). It is a tool that is necessary in daily life to overcome the human challenges (Bishop, 1996). Due to this, mathematics has been considered […]

## TEACHER’S EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION AS A PREDICATOR FOR STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS IN IKERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE.

TEACHER’S EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION AS A PREDICATOR FOR STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS IN IKERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE. ABSTRACT This study investigated teacher’s experience and qualification as a predicator for students academic performance in mathematics in Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The study adopted descriptive research design. Study population comprises […]

## ATTITUDE OF LEARNERS ON PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATHEMATICS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTON Background of the Study A problem consists of a question to be answered but not every question to be resolved constitutes of problem. For example consider the question. What says the time? Surely this is a problem for many five years old children. Most children of this age are interested in […]

## TEACHER’S CHARACTERISTICS AND ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS AMONG SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL IN IJERO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE

CHAPTER ONE Background of the study Mathematics is the fundamentals root on which science is based. Unfortunately, students in our secondary schools and the teacher teaching them have negative attitude towards Mathematics regardless of its importance to marking as far as science and technology is concerned. It is very important to back into the circumstances […]

## EFFECT OF PEER TUTORING TEACHING STRATEGY ON SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS

ABSTRACT This research work is carried out to investigate the effect of peer-tutoring teaching strategy on secondary school student academic achievement in Mathematics. Three research questions and three hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The design adopted was a Quasi-Experimental. Two hundred (200) students from four selected schools in Ikere Local Government Area were […]

## EFFECT OF MODERN TECHNOLOGIES ON PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS.

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Technology is becoming a bigger and bigger part of the world today. Technology has evolved and become more central to teaching and learning. Integrating technology into the curriculum is a priority in schools. When teachers first began to use computers in a classroom setting, schools evaluate whether […]

## COMPARATIVE STUDY OF STUDENTS PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS AMONG STUDENTS FROM WEALTHY HOME AND POOR HOME BACKGROUND IN EKITI STATE

ABSTRACT This research work was a comparative study of student’s performance in mathematics among students from wealthy home and poor home background. The primary objective of this research was to investigate the influence of home background on academic performance of Ekiti Metropolis students in mathematics. The research methodology utilizes Spearman Correlation coefficient in the analysis […]

## EFFECT OF SLIDE GAME ON STUDENT’S ACHIEVEMENTS AND INTEREST IN ALGEBRAIC CONCEPTS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Mathematics remains very important to most disciplines and field of human endeavor. It has continued to play significant roles in nations. Hence, for any nation to survive and develop it has to improve on its teaching and learning of mathematics in schools which is the basis for technological […]

## EFFECTS OF EXPERIMENT AND IMPROVISATION BASED MODEL ON STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT AND INTEREST IN CIRCLE THEOREMS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Mathematics is an important subject in the secondary school, despite its importance; students’ achievement and interest is reportedly low. It is indeed worrisome if such is the situation in our secondary schools noting how hard it is to live a meaningful life in the present modern world without […]

## EFFECT OF TEACHING METHODS ON STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT, INTEREST AND RETENTION IN MATHEMATICS.

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study The knowledge of mathematics is paramount in the success of every man in his numerous day to day activities in life. Mathematics education holds the potency of making individuals to relate mathematics knowledge to everyday problem being encountered and hence develop the individuals to a level that they […]

## EFFECT OF ACHIEVEMENT INSTRUCTIONAL APPROACH ON PUPILS’ NUMERICAL APTITUDE IN MATHEMATICS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of Study Mathematics has been described by many researchers and authors of different times in different ways. While some tried to show its elegant precision, beauty and brevity, others tried to show its structure and the training it provides. Ibrahim (2004) said that among the training mathematics provides includes the ability […]

## DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF AN INSTRUMENT FOR ASSESSING JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS MATHEMATICS CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENTS IN EKITI STATE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Mathematics plays a great role in the development of science and technology in Nigeria and beyond. It has been conceptualized as a culture which affords man the opportunity to know, access things and objects within his immediate and remote environment (Harbor-Peters, 2000). It forms the basic ingredients to […]

## DEVELOPMENT AND STANDARDIZATION OF COMPUTER-BASED ASSESSMENT PROGRAM IN MATHEMATICS FOR SENIOR SECONDARY STUDENTS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Education has become one of the most powerful instruments through which a child acquires knowledge, skills, habits, values and attitudes in modern societies. It is also used for laying the foundation for sustainable growth and development of a nation. This explains why the National Policy on Education (FRN, […]