Despite the completion of all cycles of SMASSE project with nearly all teachers having undergone training on effective teaching approaches of ASEI/PDSI. The study used survey design to investigate the challenges facing mathematics eachers in implementing SMASSE skills. The study used questionnaire for Teachers and deputy principals in gathering information. The following were found to be the challenges in the implementation of SMASSE inset: that the application of SMASSE skills is time consuming hence might not allow the teachers to cover syllabi in time required in some of the schools, large workload that is brought by high teacher-learner ratio in all the schools in Kenya, inadequate facilities in the schools to enable teachers implement the skills, indifferent learners in some of the schools, there was poor training during the INSET.
The performance of Mathematics at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education has remained low compared to other subjects at this level (KNEC, 2006,2007,2008). This study investigated the factors affecting the teaching and learning of Mathematics in selected public primary schools in Usian Gishu between the period of May and July 2010. The study was guided by the following objectives: to establish the teacher, learner, syllabus and school-related factors affecting the teaching and learning of Mathematics and to determine challenges faced in Mathematics teaching and learning in primary schools. The study employed a descriptive survey study design and was guided by the education production function theory. The study population comprised of head teachers, teachers and pupils in public primary schools in Usian Gishu of Rift-Valley province. Stratified random sampling was used in selecting 15 schools for participation in this study. Purposive sampling was used to select fifteen head teachers and 45 teachers of Mathematics for inclusion in this study.
One goal of Mathematics teaching and learning is that students should develop a positive attitude towards the subject and participate actively in it. Students' perception of Mathematics teacher teaching practices impacts on their attitudes, beliefs,participation and performance. This book is an account of students' perspective on secondary school Mathematics teacher teaching practices in Kenya and how it impacted on their attitudes towards the subject. Curriculum developers,practicing teachers of mathematics,Mathematics Education students at the university as well as lecturers of mathematics education will benefit from the book as it will form a good reference point. Thank you
Teachers’ mathematical beliefs refer to those conceptions held by teachers on the teaching and learning of mathematics. Educationists have attempted to systematize a framework for teachers’ mathematical belief system into smaller sub-systems. Most authors agree with a system mainly consisting of beliefs about what mathematics is, how mathematics teaching and learning actually occurs, and how mathematics teaching and learning should occur ideally. Certainly, the range of teachers’ mathematical beliefs is vast since such a list will include all teachers’ thoughts on personal efficacy, computers, calculators, assessment, group work, perception of school culture, particular instructional strategies, text books, students’ characteristics and attribution theory, among others.
Many students at secondary schools in Kenya have not been performing well in Mathematics. This has forced the Government of Kenya to among other things try to increase the salaries of the teachers, organize In-service Education and Training (INSET) for the trained teachers. However, the situation has not improved much. This research looked at an approach to teaching and learning of mathematics where the learners are fully involved in the learning process. Results showed that the approach improved students confident and the experimental group performed well in problems that required High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). This shows that curriculum developers and teachers should read the text with a view to implementing the findings in the schools.
This study sought to investigate the status of readiness of public secondary schools in Mogotio district of Baringo County in Kenya to integrate ICTs in Mathematics teaching. The study was guided by the following specific objectives: To assess the availability of ICT infrastructure like computer laboratories, computer hardware and software programs for integrating ICTs in Mathematics teaching in the schools; to establish the teachers’ readiness in terms of skills and training for integrating ICTs in the teaching of Mathematics; to determine the teachers’ attitudes towards the use of ICTs in Mathematics instruction; and to establish the hindrances that teachers are encountering in the integration of ICTs in the teaching of Mathematics in the schools. The study employed a descriptive survey design where head teachers and mathematics teachers of public secondary schools in the district were targeted. Questionnaires and observation checklists were used to elicit data for the study. After coding the responses, data was entered into the SPSS computer program for analysis. The findings of the study are discussed herein.
The basis of the study was the noted poor performance of mathematics globally as well as in Kenya, despite numerous researches on the possible causes and proposed solutions to alleviate the situation. Although there is abundance of information, the problem still persists. The study postulates that the reasons responsible for the prevailing poor performance could be found in the formative years of the child. The purpose of this study was to establish factors influencing scaffolding methods of teaching mathematics. The study involved Bandura''s Social Learning Theory, Vygotsy''s Social Development Theory and Bruner''s Constructivist theory. The study used used the following variables; class size, pre-school teaching experience, training programme, pre-school teachers'' attitude, mathematics attainment and school management.
This book describes the situation in Malaysian primary school whereby English was used for teaching and learning for Mathematics.This senerio was challanging for both, teachers and students because English is not their first language. The researcher used classroom observations and stimulus recalled interview sessions in collecting data from 4 Mathematics teachers in Malaysian primary schools. The findings of this research suggested that teaching of Mathematics can be done in a second language provided teachers are supported with continuous training on language-related teaching strategies.
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Curriculum issues are central to all education systems. The purpose of this study was to investigate curriculum issues which have effect on pupils’ performance in Mathematics. Pupil performance in Mathematics has been alarmingly poor in public examinations. Some of the curriculum issues investigated included textbook availability, class size, use of visual aids, teaching methods and students’ attitude towards Mathematics. In addition, pupil performance on identified problem areas such as percents, approximation and decimal fractions was also investigated. This book is a must read for all Mathematics and Curriculum teachers.
Studies have shown that the use of computer technologies enhance the learning of students. The integration of ICT is seen as a priority by governments and schools both in Australia and overseas but despite the resultant provision of infrastructure and professional development, little appears to be happening in secondary school classrooms. Mathematics education in public secondary schools in New South Wales, Australia and around the world has been experiencing a wave of reforms directed toward the integration of technology in mathematics courses. This book modeled mathematics teachers’ use and non use of technology in teaching using variables such as: beliefs of mathematics teachers about teaching and learning of mathematics with or without technology, barriers to computer use and professional development undertaken by teachers with technology. It also contains a comprehensive discussion of learning theories that are useful in teaching mathematics with technology. The prospective and experienced mathematics teachers interviewed shared their teaching experiences when to use and not use technology.
Any profession, and by extension the teaching profession is dynamic. It is usually influenced by changes in society which tend to create new demands. This book sets out to shed light on the challenges, implications and the way forward for the teaching profession in Kenya. This is a case study of teacher education and the teaching profession and how people perceive it in Kenya. The brightest students shun teaching in Kenya. According to degree choices among high school leavers, the best students do not even consider teaching as a career. Yet, most parents want their children to have the best education, but they do not want them to be teachers. In the Kenyan situation, many students who take teaching do so as last resort, having failed to make it to other perceived lucrative careers. This book aims at illuminating how high school students make career choices and how this influences their future professions in Kenya. By exploring different socio-cultural, and economic factors that influence different stages of students‘ career choice process, this book hopes to contribute to identifying the most appropriate policies and practices in teacher education in Kenya.
In order to overcome the difficulties faced by the students, teacher should adopt different methodology in teaching of mathematics like drill method, using different audio visual aids, computer aided instruction, mathematical club etc. CAI is very useful to the teachers and the students as it lessens the burden of teaching and learning and it makes teaching and learning interesting. It also helps the students to learn at their own pace and at their own convenience. Objectives of the Study: •To develop the CAI in Mathematics for Standard VIII GSHSEB (Gujarat State Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board) students. •To study the effectiveness of the developed CAI in terms of students’ achievement in Mathematics with one of the experimental groups of standard VIII students.•To study the effectiveness of the developed CAI in terms of students’ achievement in Mathematics with another experimental group of standard VIII students along with treatment of simultaneous discussion.•To study the reaction of the students belonging to experimental groups about the mode of learning mathematics at the end of the experimentation. •To study the relative effectiveness of learning mathematics.
A seminal handbook in the field for more than 20 years, this new and updated edition of Mathematics for Dyslexicsand Dyscalculics contains the latest research and best practices for helping learners with numerical and mathematical difficulties. Provides a complete overview of theory and research in the fields of dyslexia and dyscalculia, along with detailed yet pragmatic methods to apply in the classroom Contains enhanced coverage of place value and the role of the decimal point, why fractions can challenge a developed logic for arithmetic, and the complexity of time along with new material on addressing anxiety, fear, motivation, and resilience in the classroom; and links to new resources including standardized tests and recommended reading lists Written by two mathematics teachers with 50 years of teaching experience between them, much of it in specialist settings for students with specific learning difficulties Offers effective teaching strategies for learners of all ages in a structured but accessible format
This book deals with questions connected with the teaching of mathematics in the English language as one possibility of the implementation of the CLIL method. The CLIL method refers to any dual-focused educational context in which an additional language, (thus not usually the first language of the learners involved), is used as a medium in teaching and learning non-language content. This work presents results of questionnaire surveys conducted among elementary and secondary school mathematics teachers in the Czech Republic, mapping their experience and opinions on the teaching of mathematics in a foreign (target) language. The publication focuses on the evaluation of experimental teaching of selected mathematics topics conducted in Czech (the mother tongue) and in English (the target language) at the lower secondary and upper-secondary school levels. The experimental teaching was evaluated both in a quantitative and qualitative way. The evaluation was based on video analyses of selected CLIL lessons of mathematics, interviews with students and their mathematics teachers, and statistical analyses of study results of the involved pupils.