Kurumeh et al
Greener Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3 (1), pp. 039-045, January 2013
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
*Corresponding Author’s Email: seraphinakurumeh @ yahoo.com
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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