Fahad Suleiman
Students’ Views on Mathematics Learning A CrossSectional Survey of Senior Secondary Schools Students in Katsina State of Nigeria
3964 - 3968
2016
10
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International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences
https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10006208
https://publications.waset.org/vol/120
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
The aim of this paper is to study students&rsquo; view on mathematics learning in Katsina State Senior Secondary Schools of Nigeria, such as their conceptions of mathematics, attitudes toward mathematics learning, etc. A questionnaire was administered to a random sample of 1,225 senior secondary two (SS II) students of Katsina State in Nigeria. The data collected showed a clear picture of the hurdles that affect the teaching and learning of mathematics in our schools. Problems such as logistics and operational which include shortage of mathematics teachers, non&ndash;availability of a mathematics laboratory, etc. were identified. It also depicted the substantial trends of changing views and attitudes toward mathematics across secondary schools. Students&rsquo; responses to the conception of mathematics were consistent and they demonstrated some specific characteristics of their views in learning mathematics. This survey has provided useful information regarding students&rsquo; needs and aspirations in mathematics learning for curriculum planners and frontline teachers for future curriculum reform and implementation.
Open Science Index 120, 2016