An investigation on Performance of Mathematics in Malera Sub County, Bukedea District.

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning.
This study was carried out under the topic "An investigation of Pupils' performance in mathematics in Malera Sub County, Bukedea district". The objectives that guided this study are; (I) to investigate the teaching methods used by teachers of mathematics, ( ii) to investigate the presence of teaching learning materials for mathematics ( iii) to find out the leaming materials possessed by learners of mathematics, (iv)To explore the contributing factor towards poor performance in mathematics, ( iv) to suggest strategies that may be of useful importance in improving pupils' performance in mathematics The research design used in this research is qualitative and quantitative. The findings of the study are; Most schools use talk and chalk method while practical method was not commonly used. It also indicates that real objectives were not widely used. This implies that teachers of mathematics should adopt good teaching methods of mathematics and also motivate learners. The conclusion of this study is based on school factors, socio-economic factors and pupils' negative attitude towards mathematics, among others. meaning that these were found to have greatly contributed to poor performance in mathematics by the pupils. The recommendations of the study are; To the ministry of Education, sports and technology; the minisl!y of education should put more attention to schools in mral areas since most of these schools are not well equipped for pupils to learn successfully. To the parents, they should pay the required school fund timely so as to avoid embarrassment of their children by being sent home frequently.
A research report submitted to the College of Education, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning, in Partial Fulfillment for the Award of a Bachelors Degree in Primary Education of Kampala International University
Mathematics subject, Performance, Bukedea District