Factors Responsible for the Poor Performance of Girls in Mathematics. A Case Study of Barwessa Zone Baringo District, Kenya.

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Kampala International University, School of Education, Open and Distance and E-learning
This study was a description cross sectional design aimed at determined the factors affecting girls poor performance in maths in Barwessa zone as being an illustrative example. My objectives were; To determine why the performance of girls in mathematics in primary schools is poor To determine possible ways for nurturing mathematics solving problem attitude in pupils to improve their performance. To determine possible ways of developing intellectual abilities and skills in critical thinking among girls. The exercise was conducted in the month of July 2007 and covered all the schools. A simple random technique was used in data collection and tools deployed were validated questionnaires and interviews. It was to comprise the factors that affect girl’s performance in Barwessa division. Based on the finding the poor performance of maths has greatly affected potentiality of women in the job market. This is because in the present age, we do not find any vocation that does not need the knowledge of maths, eg medicine, engineering etc. so girls in primary schools should be encouraged to have positive attitudes towards maths subject to brighten their future.
A Research Report Submitted to the College of Education, Open and Distance Learning, Kampala International University in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirement for Award of Degree of Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood.
Baringo District, Kenya., Poor Performance of Girls, Mathematics