Import into RefWorks 1. Introduction Mathematics is a useful tool in the society, more so in the present technology age. No wonder Mathematics is a compulsory subject at primary and secondary school levels, though, not all the student are expected to become Mathematicians, but because of it application in everyday life [ 13 ].
The study covered all the Senior Secondary two students in Sokoto State who were found to have covered adequate content of algebra, trigonometry and statistics of SS II mathematics curriculum. A sample of students were involved in the study, comprising of boys and girls.
The instrument adapted for the study was a standardized text constructed and validated in Malaysia by a research group called Diagnostic Technologic Malaysia All the 2 hypotheses tested were not rejected showing no significant differences between the group means.
Over the years, mathematics educators have identified various causes of difficulties in learning mathematics. Among these factors include; physiological, social, emotional, intellectual and pedagogical in nature Howell, ; Geary, ; Inekwe, ; Wright, ; Galadima, and Bruckner, and Bond, Poor students performance in Mathematics has posed major concern to mathematics educators.
This is because, the teaching and learning of mathematics in secondary schools in Nigeria have a significant role towards understanding the subject as well as science and technology related courses.
According to Adegboye Mathematics is one of the core subjects in both Junior and Senior Secondary School curricula in Nigeria, which justifies the recognition of Mathematics as being essential in the An investigation into senior secondary school of technological advancement in Nigeria.
Contributing on under achievement, Fajemidagbe says attempts have been made by researchers in Mathematics education to deal with the problem of achievement in school mathematics, but up till now there is more to be done.
Thus, this study investigated Mathematics performance of Senior Secondary School Students to determine their level of learning difficulties in Sokoto State. For instance in the research on areas of difficulties among JSS three students on Algebraic content, Galadima found, the performance of boys and girls to be generally low as a result of lack of proper understanding of the basic concepts and processes.
Poor inductive reasoning ability, and iii. Poor intuitive problem solving ability due to deliberate avoidance of non- numerical variables. But on gender performance, Onabanjo and Ojo found that boys performed significantly better than girls in SSS Mathematics.
Buxton feels that, algebraic symbols can themselves be great inhibitor to Mathematics learning, due to their nature and notations.
These imply that secondary school students are encountering difficulties in learning of Mathematics. Howeldiscovered difficulties with Mathematical concepts, term and symbols arise from the realm of Mathematical thinking.
The problem of this study is therefore concerned with investigating Senior secondary School Students performance in Mathematical concepts, principles, terms and symbols as contained in Algebra, trigonometry and Statistics in Sokoto State.
To identify the Mathematics performance of senior secondary school students in mathematical concepts, principles, terms and symbols as contained in secondary mathematics curriculum in Sokoto State.
To identify who performs better in Mathematical concepts, principles, terms and symbols among boys and girls in senior secondary schools of Sokoto State. Is there any difference in performance in Mathematical concepts, principles, terms and symbols among senior secondary schools students of Sokoto State?
Is there any sex - difference in learning mathematical concepts, principles, terms and symbols among senior secondary school students of Sokoto State? There is no significant difference in performance in Mathematical concepts, principles, terms and symbols among senior secondary school students of Sokoto State.
There is no significant sex — difference in Mathematical concepts, principles, terms and symbols among senior secondary school students of Sokoto State. Questions administered were from the areas of concepts, principles, terms and symbols as contained in Algebra, Trigonometry and Statistics only.
The researchers had conducted a survey to find out the schools and the students that had covered topics in Algebra, Trigonometry and Statistics. Out of the 48 senior secondary schools in the state, 23 schools are situated within Sokoto metropolis with an estimated population of Six Thousand five hundred and sixty seven 6, students in SS 2.
However, only six schools satisfied the criteria mentioned above. Therefore, a sample of all the six schools were taken, been the only option left which is in accordance with the advice of Fox on purposeful sampling technique.
A sample of students were randomly selected from an estimated population of 1, students, which is in accordance with Morgan and Krejcie table for determining sample size from a given population.
In order to have a fair representation of the characteristics of the parent population, both boys and girls were given equal opportunities.
Thus, using proportionate allocation. Table 1 below provides the information.
Government Girls College Sokoto Girls 72 3. Questions were selected and modified from three 3 topics as follows: Algebra Questions 1 — 14, Q. Trigonometry Questions 15 — 21, Q. Statistics Questions 22 — 32, Q. However, when testing the validity and reliability of the adapted instrument preliminary investigation provides the following: Twenty — nine 29 questions out of forty 40 were good discriminators.
The test was administered to all the sampled students on the same day with the assistance of three research assistants and mathematics teachers of the sampled schools.The Senior Secondary School teachers and students were involved as population for the study.
teachers and a credit pass in Mathematics are qualified to seek for admission into the University and other allied tertiary institutions. This is worrisome. Thus, the study sought the views of teachers and students on the causes of inadequate. The investigation involved few randomly selected secondary schools.
The findings of the study included among other things, that there is fairly sufficient instructional materials, insufficient period, teachers’ working condition, school environment and proper motivation on the part of the teacher.
Jul 07, · Report of Investigation into St Olave’s Grammar School. Mrs Christine Whatford CBE. former Secondary Head, Director of Education and Director of Children’s Services. Crosschecking was also done with members of the school’s senior leadership team (SLT). This study focus on the investigation into the relationship between teaching methods and academic performance of senior secondary school students in Lagos State.
Limitation of the study. This study is limited to senior secondary school students in Lagos state. References. Abu, P.B., &Fabunmi, M. (). This study focus on the investigation into the relationship between teaching methods and academic performance of senior secondary school students in Lagos State.
Limitation of the study. This study is limited to senior secondary school students in Lagos state. An Investigation into Senior High School Students’ Difficulties and Understanding in Naming Inorganic Compounds by IUPAC Nomenclature.
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