Category: MATHEMATICS

ATTITUDE OF STUDENTS TOWARDS THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION           Teaching is a complex system which affects what will happen in classes through the interactions among the factors of teachers, students, curriculum, local setting and others (Stigler and Hilbert, 1998). Rubenstein (2004) supported teaching as a complex endeavor. The knowledge base behind mathematics teaching includes the knowledge of mathematics of connections […]

FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Mathematics, as a school subject, has over the years attracted the interest of educators and researchers who are concerned about its teaching and learning. It is the only subject that is commonly studied globally. Mathematics is the meeting point of most disciplines. The concern of Mathematics educators […]

Perception of students on causes and effects of mathematics anxiety in tertiary institution

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Mathematics has been described by Along (1988) and Bloom (1971) as a dynamic and elegant field of human creation and a strong binding force among various branches of sciences, without which knowledge of science often remain superficial. It is a subject which deals with numbers and figures. Mathematics, […]

EFFECT OS EXPOSITORY METHOD OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS PERFORMANCE IN GEOMETRY

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 […]

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. […]