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Title: Effects of attitude in mathematics and performance in Malindi district, coast province, Kenya
Authors: Caroline Wambui, Mwangi Wambui
Keywords: Education
Mathematics
Performance
Malindi district
Kenya
Issue Date: Aug-2010
Publisher: Kampala international international: College of Education, open and distance learning
Abstract: The researcher investigates the effects of attitude 1n performance of mathematics in Malindi district, coast province, Kenya. The researcher got disturbed by declining performance in mathematics and for this reason sought to find out the relationship between attitude and performance in mathematics as a subject. The main aim of the research was establish the causes that have been hindering performance in mathematics. The researcher got records of the last three years KSCE results for mathematics for form four classes of 2007, 2008 and 2009 from the district education office on mathematics performance. The research only managed to sample a few school for the research. The methodology used to collect relevant data was questionnaire which were designed and administered to students in sampled schools. After analyzing the research finding was a major drawback in performance of mathematics. It was also found that girls were highly affected by attitude than boys in their training of mathematics. Some students had their negative attitude toward mathematics originating from their parents words of discouragement. It is from this research the researcher discovered that 65% of boys have negative attitude mathematics while 70% of girls have negative attitude toward mathematics. The negative attitude in the learner was' found to due to a number of reasons. One, lack of good communication between teacher rand learner, secondly, negative attitude pas;,ed by parents to earners directly or indirectly. Thirdly, lack of conducive environment for learning. Fourth, wide curriculum and use of wrong teaching methods. Recommendations were, sufficient reference materials should be available in schools, parents should be encouraged to give positive comments toward mathematics to avoid impacting negative attitude to student and the secondary schools in Malindi district should have to offer student career guidance. Further study should be carried out in disparities between performance of boys and girls.
Description: A research report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of bachelor of education in science to the institute of open and distance learning (iodl) Kampala international university
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/7753
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