Causes of poor performance in mathematics in Murkan secondary school, Murkan Location, Kirindon Division, Trans Mara District, Rift Valley Province, Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The research is aimed at identifying the root causes of poor performance in mathematics at Muukan Secondary Schools. The research involves the students, mathematics teachers and principal of Murkan Secondary. The education officer within Kirindon Division has also been involved in this research. To facilitate the research I have developed the questionnaires that have been responded by selected students, mathematics teachers, principal and quality assurance and standard officer within Kirindon Division. In some case I have used oral question to supplement the question in the questionnaires. I found that there are many causes of poor mathematics in Murkan Secondary but the one that I found to be the major cause is the negative attitudes mathematics by both teachers and learners. Attitudes have been found to be the key issues for effective teaching and learning of mathematics. The major recommendation I have given is that of motivating mathematics teachers so as to develop positive attitudes towards mathematics. The teachers should simplify the teaching of mathematics so as to arouse the interest of the students.
A research report presented to the Institute Of Open And Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree Bachelor of Education Arts at Kampala International University
Poor performance, Mathematics, Province, Kenya, Rift Valley