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Title: Methods of teaching mathematics and academic performance of learners in regular primary schools in Shamata zone, Nyandarua district, Kenya.
Authors: Gachihi Tuchura, Daniel
Keywords: Teaching mathematics
academic performance
Primary schools
Shamata zone, Nyandarua district
Issue Date: Jan-2009
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
Abstract: This study is about methods of teaching mathematics and academic performance of learners in regular primary schools in Shamata zone which is in Nyandarua North District in Kenya. After a careful thought in respect to how mathematics is performed in the area, the researcher saw it was imperative that a study be conducted to investigate the teaching methods in relation to academic performance. The method used in research approach was both quantitative and qualitative approach. The research design was survey method. The instrument used was a questionnaire. The researcher used 20 teachers as his respondents. This was a sample population in Shamata zone. The respondents gave out the difficulties they encounter while teaching mathematics and the teaching methods they use while teaching as requested in the questionnaires. It was noted that there is gender disparity of which boys have more interest than girls. Learners perform poorly for they have negative attitude towards mathematics. Recommendations were put forward as follows:-There should be in service training courses for teachers, learners individual difference should be taken care of, remedial teaching should be done frequently, pupils and teachers should be motivated properly, among others.
Description: A Research Report Submitted To The Institute Of Open Distance Learning In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements Leading To The Award Of A Bachelor's Degree In Special Needs Education Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Special Needs Education

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