Click here to Get this Complete Project Chapter 1-5


 The study examinedperception of teaching and learning of Mathematics among junior secondary school teaching in Jega Education Zone, Kebbi ”The research design was a survey design. The population of the study comprised of all the schools within Jega Local Government Area Lagos. The research used primary sources of data in the course of study. The data were collected via the use of questionnaire. A convenience sampling method was adopted in selecting sample for the study. One hundred and sixty-four questionnaire were administered to five selected schools in which one hundred and twenty-two was returned. Frequency tables was use to analyze the data while the hypothesis was tested using Chi-Square statistics. The findings further revealed that students performed better when they are in a conducive environment that encourages the learning of Mathematics. It is recommended that maximum effort should be given to improve the students’ attitude towards mathematics.



 1.1    Background to the Study

Mathematics in general is linked with the development of any nation in the world. Mathematics as a discipline, opens and shuts more doors for men and women than any other content area we have got (Bolaji, 2005). Whether it’s in science, engineering or technology, it is tremendously important that a person be well-armed with mathematics if they are going to have options in life (Bramlett and Herron, 2009). Mathematics is one of the core subjects to be offered to all students till the tertiary levels of education (Ernest, 2004).


Mathematics as observed by Fishbein and Ajzen (2005) is a fundamental science that is necessary for understanding of most other fields in education.  Fishbein stressed further that no other subject forms such a strong force among the various branches of science.  In support of Fishbein, Ford (2001) affirmed that the knowledge of science remains superficial without Mathematics.  It is therefore means that, the position of Mathematics in school curriculum in Nigeria is important for scientist. In Nigeria, both primary and secondary teacher training colleges have ordinary level mathematics as requirement for enrolment to prospective teachers.

Furthermore Hyde, Fennema, Ryan, Frost, and Hopp (1990) stated that most employers in Nigeria expect a job – seeking school leaver to have passed Mathematics, Science and English language, among other subjects at ordinary level. This compulsory nature of Mathematics carries with it the assumption that the knowledge of the subject is essential for all members of our society. In Nigeria, Mathematics competence is a critical determinant of the Post-Secondary educational and career options available to young people (Barrow and Woods, 2006).

Affective factors such as attitudes also have profound impact on students’ Mathematics achievement. Karp (2001) in a comparative study of factors influencing Mathematics achievement found out that there is a direct link between students’ attitudes towards mathematics and student outcomes.

Jaji (2002) supports this by propounding that resource shortage, teacher quality, poor teaching, repeated subject failure, peer influence, inadequacy of textbooks, cultural background and language also contribute to poor performance in mathematics.

Attitudes towards mathematics include liking, enjoying and interest in mathematics, or the opposite, and at worst mathematics phobia (Ernest, 1989). This means that the students have to like Mathematics, enjoy the activities performed in Mathematics and have interest at heart for Mathematics. On the other hand, attitudes play an important role on students’ Mathematics achievement. Those who lack confidence in Mathematics academic skills envision a low grade before the beginning of an examination (Adesokan, (2002).

1.2    Statement of the Problems

Despite the relative importance of Mathematics, it is very disappointing to note that the student’s performance in the subject in both internal and external examinations has remained consistently poor (Bolaji, 2005). Mathematics educators have put up noble and spirited efforts aimed at identifying the major problems associated with learning of mathematics in the nation’s schools. Despite all these noble efforts, the problem of poor achievement in Mathematics has continued to rear its head in the nation’s public examinations and Mathematics is part of it.

Adesokan (2002) asserted that in spite of the recognition given Mathematics, it is evident that students still show negative attitude towards Mathematics thereby leading to poor performance. Bolaji (2005) in a study of the influence of students’ attitude towards Mathematics found out that the teachers’ method of mathematics teaching and his personality greatly accounted for the students’ positive attitude towards Mathematics.

1.3 Aims and Objectives of the study

This research work seeks to study perception of teaching and learning of Mathematics among junior secondary school teaching in Jega Education Zone, Kebbi  and the objectives of this study include to:

  1. Examine the influence of classroom environment on students’ attitudes towards mathematics.
  2. Examine the effect of teachers’ personality and behavior on students’ attitudes towards mathematics.
  3. Ascertain the effect of gender differences on students’ attitudes towards mathematics
  4. Examine the effect of social background on students’ attitudes towards the learning of mathematics

1.4   Relevant Research Questions

The study provides answers to the following questions:

  1. How does classroom environment and students learning style influence on students’ attitudes towards mathematics?
  2. What are the effect of teachers’ personality and behavior on students attitude towards Mathematics?
  3. How does gender differences affect students’ attitudes towards mathematics?
  4. How does social background influence students’ attitudes towards the learning of mathematics?


1.5   Relevant Research Hypothesis

The following hypothesis were developed for the study:

  1. Ho: There is no significant relationship between the attitude of students and the learning of mathematics.

H1: There is significant relationship between the attitude of students and the learning of mathematics.


1.6 Scope and Limitation of the Study

The work examines perception of teaching and learning of Mathematics among junior secondary school teaching in Jega Education Zone, Kebbi. The study is limited to the selected schools in Jega Local Government Area in Kebbi State.


1.7.  Significance of the Study

The significance of the study are stated below:

The school administrators may use findings from the study to understand the prime factors affecting students’ attitudes toward learning of mathematics in secondary school. Also aid teachers to identify deficiencies and limitations as regards the teaching and learning of Mathematics and make necessary adjustment where necessary. Again, the study enables secondary school principals to be able to plan systematically for staff retention that enhance students’ attitude towards the learning of mathematics. Other stakeholders of education (parents, students, teachers, support staff, donors) use the findings of the study as a checkpoint to happenings of the same nature. Finally, the study alerts the students on both positive and negative effects of attitude and perception towards Mathematics at the present level and future career.


  • Operational Definition of Terms

Attitude:    A predisposition or a tendency to respond positively or negatively towards a certain idea, object, person, or situation.


Classroom: A room or place especially in a school in which classes are conducted.

Environment: Environment (systems), the surroundings of a physical system that may interact with the system by exchanging mass, energy, or other properties.


Influence: Influence is the action or process of producing effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of another or others.

Mathematics:     The study of the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols.

Student:    A person formally engaged in learning, especially one enrolled in a school or college; pupil

Get the Complete Project

This is a premium project material and the complete research project plus questionnaires and references can be gotten at an affordable rate of N3,000 for Nigerian clients and $8 for international clients.

Click here to Get this Complete Project Chapter 1-5






You can also check other Research here:

  1. Accounting Research Project
  2. Adult Education
  3. Agricultural Science
  4. Banking & Finance
  5. Biblical Theology & CRS
  6. Biblical Theology and CRS
  7. Biology Education
  8. Business Administration
  9. Computer Engineering Project
  10. Computer Science 2
  11. Criminology Research Project
  12. Early Childhood Education
  13. Economic Education
  14. Education Research Project
  15. Educational Administration and Planning Research Project
  16. English
  17. English Education
  18. Entrepreneurship
  19. Environmental Sciences Research Project
  20. Guidance and Counselling Research Project
  21. History Education
  22. Human Kinetics and Health Education
  23. Management
  24. Maritime and Transportation
  25. Marketing
  26. Marketing Research Project 2
  27. Mass Communication
  28. Mathematics Education
  29. Medical Biochemistry Project
  30. Organizational Behaviour

32    Other Projects pdf doc

  1. Political Science
  2. Psychology
  3. Public Administration
  4. Public Health Research Project
  5. More Research Project
  6. Transportation Management
  7. Nursing