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Kurumeh et al

Greener Journal of  Educational Research Vol. 3 (1), pp. 039-045, January 2013

 ISSN: 2276-7789 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number:120512316

 

Re-Branding Mathematics: An Approach to Enhancing Students’ Performance in Mathematics in Anambra State, Nigeria

                                                    

*Kurumeh, M.  S, Omenka, J. E and Mohammed, A.S

                             

Dept of Curriculum & Teaching, Faculty of education, Benue State  University, Makurdi

                  

*Corresponding Author’s Email: seraphinakurumeh @ yahoo.com


Abstract:

This study investigated the effect of Re-branding Mathematics Approach (RMA) on students’ achievement in probability. Two research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. A quasi – experimental design, specifically the non- randomised control group pre-test post-test non-equivalent design was used for the study. The sample consisted of 189 senior secondary class two (SSII) students located in four secondary schools in Onitsha Metropolis of Anambra state, Nigeria. Four intact classes were randomly drawn, one each from each of the four schools. The instrument for the study Probability Achievement Test (PAT) was developed by the researchers to measure students’ achievement. The experimental group was taught probability using re-branding mathematics approach (RMA) while the control group was taught the same topics using Conventional lecture Approach. The study lasted for four weeks. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while the null hypotheses were analysed using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). The study revealed that re-branding mathematics approach was more statistically significant, (F1,188=6.282, p<.05) in enhancing students’ achievement than the Conventional Approach. The result also indicated that Re-branding Mathematics Approach was very effective in teaching male and female student probability, (F1, 188=6.989,p<.05). To attain scientific and technological development in the year 20:2020, it was recommended among others , that Re-branding Mathematics Approach be made use of in Nigerian school system for the teaching and learning of mathematics.
 
Keywords: Re-branding mathematics, mathematics achievement, Re-branding mathematics approach, teaching method, conventional approach, enhancing students’ achievement and statistically significant.

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