Effects of Teachers’ Experience in the Academic Performance of Students in Mathematics (a Case Study of Some Selected Secondary Schools in Ifako Ijaye Local Government Area of Lagos State)
Content Structure of Effects of Teachers’ Experience in the Academic Performance of Students in Mathematics (a Case Study of Some Selected Secondary Schools in Ifako Ijaye Local Government Area of Lagos State)
- The abstract contains the research problem, the objectives, methodology, results, and recommendations
- Chapter one of this thesis or project materials contains the background to the study, the research problem, the research questions, research objectives, research hypotheses, significance of the study, the scope of the study, organization of the study, and the operational definition of terms.
- Chapter two contains relevant literature on the issue under investigation. The chapter is divided into five parts which are the conceptual review, theoretical review, empirical review, conceptual framework, and gaps in research
- Chapter three contains the research design, study area, population, sample size and sampling technique, validity, reliability, source of data, operationalization of variables, research models, and data analysis method
- Chapter four contains the data analysis and the discussion of the findings
- Chapter five contains the summary of findings, conclusions, recommendations, contributions to knowledge, and recommendations for further studies.
- References: The references are in APA
Abstract of Effects of Teachers’ Experience in the Academic Performance of Students in Mathematics (a Case Study of Some Selected Secondary Schools in Ifako Ijaye Local Government Area of Lagos State)
This research was conducted to look into effects of teachers experience in the academic performance of students in Mathematics. Five schools were used in Ifako Ijaye local Government Area of Lagos state on the whole, Fifty students and twenty five teachers were interviewed using the questionnaires.
It was found out that the problem arise from the skills and qualification of teachers.
It is the opinion of the researcher that qualified personnel should be employed to teach Mathematics and Government should improve the working conditions of teachers, school, relevant textbooks and organization of seminars by Mathematics teacher association of Nigeria.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
1.6 SIGNIFICANT OF THE STUDY
1.7 LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
1.8 DEFINATION OF TERMS
2.0 REVIEW OF RELEVANT LITERATURE
2.2 HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF MATHS
2.3 THE CONCEPT OF MATHEMATICS
2.4 NOTIONS AND PITFALLS ASSOCIATED WITH MATHEMATICS.
3.0 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1 POPULATION AND SAMPLE
3.3 ADMINISTRATION OF QUESTIONAIRE
3.4 METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION
3.5 MEHOD OF DATA ANALYSIS
3.6 VALIDATION OF INSTRUMENT
ANALYSIS OF DATA
Chapter One of Effects of Teachers’ Experience in the Academic Performance of Students in Mathematics (a Case Study of Some Selected Secondary Schools in Ifako Ijaye Local Government Area of Lagos State)
Mathematics is the science of structure, order, number, space and quantity . It is a relationship which revolves around the elementary practice of counting measuring and description of shapes and objects.
From the social and economic perspective Mathematics is a key element and a day to day activity that every living human being unconsciously practices in one form or the other.
From this perspective Mathematics is a subject of everyday application and communication tool per excellence. The indisputable fact is that any good student of Mathematics easily keys into other subjects of Mathematics easily keys into other subjects. This explains why any student who is good in Mathematics is found to be good in other subject.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Mathematics, as an area of study is not new both in Nigeria and elsewhere. What is new, however, is the teaching and learning of it as an integrated subject with the result that integrated Mathematics is yet to be firmly established in Nigerian schools
Secondly, and more importantly, there is the problem of knowing how to organize and plan the Mathematics curriculum as well as develop the appropriate strategies for implementing this in schools.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY.
To identify the problem of the secondary school teachers in the teaching of Mathematics
To find out if the problem is as a result of the teachers sex.
What are the problems of Mathematics teachers in secondary schools in the teaching of Mathematics?
Are the problems due to lack of necessary indigenous textbooks and instructional materials?
There will be no significant difference between the teachers experience and students academic performance in secondary schools.
There will be no significant difference between teachers attitude and students academic performance in secondary schools.
The attitude and academic performance of students in secondary school will not significantly depend on sex and level of the student.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY.
The study will help to identify the main problem faced by students in Mathematics, such as lack of qualified teachers, inadequate relevance textbooks, poor method used by the teachers, inadequate instructional materials, and problem of class size etc.
LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
The study of the research will be restricted to only five secondary schools in IfakoIjayelocal government area and questionnaire will be used for the students to respond to.
I. Iju grammar school Iju
ii. Ebenezer comprehensive high school
iii. Fagba junior secondary school
Iv. Somori Grammar school
v. Africa church Grammar school.
DEFINATION OF TERMS.
Simplify: Make less difficulty, simple or easy to understand.
Express: State definitely (not merely stated but show clearly).
Factor: resolve into factors or break the multiples into smaller units.
Find: Discover, seek out or obtain by search of effort.
Measure: State the size or weight through the act of measuring or quantifying.
Mathematics: is the study of science that deals with the logic ofshape, quantity and arrangement.
Effects: something brought about by a cause or agent.
Teachers’ experience: They are teachers with classroom experience.
Academic performance: how well a student meets standards set out by local government and the institution itself.