Causes of poor performance in Mathematics in Primary Schools in Kaabong Sub-County, Kaabong District.

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning.
This research investigated into the causes of poor performance in mathematics in selected primary schools; Kaabong Sub-Coun1y, Kaabong District. This objectives of this study were: to find out the methods teachers use in teaching mathematics in primary schools, to establish whether types of instructional materials used by mathematics teachers affect pupils' perfonnance and to establish students' attitudes towards mathematics and the impact on performance in this discipline. The study was conducted in eight primary schools with the respondents being pupils, teachers and the headteachers of the selected schools. The study was conducted using cross-sectional survey design because it enabled the researcher to obtain correlated data from different variables. The research tools used in this study were questionnaires and interview guide and used both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The data was analysed using percentage and frequencies for comprehensive analysis. The research findings were that most teachers use problem solving methods in teaching mathematfos as indicated at 100% while few of them use lecture methods as indicated at 06%. It was also fund out that the use of instructional materials in mathematics classes was almost negligible. In this study, it was recommended that the ministry of education should harmonize the policy of teaching mathematics by providing teaching and learning resource organize in-service training for mathematics teachers and among others.
A research report submitted to the College of Education, Open and Distance Learning As Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Award of Bachelors Degree in Education - Primary of Kampala International University.
Mathematics subject, Poor Performance, Causes, Primary Schools, Kaabong District