Omenka and Kurumeh
Greener Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3 (4), pp. 184-190, June 2013
ISSN: 2276-7789 © 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 032213544
Gender and Location as Correlates of Achievement in Number and Numeration Using Ethno Mathematics Approach in the Junior Secondary Schools in Benue State
1Rev. Jerry E. Omenka & *2Kurumeh M.S.
1Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Faculty of Education, Benue State University, Makurdi. Benue State, Nigeria.
2Dept of Curriculum and Teaching,Faculty of Education,Benue State University, Makurdi. Benue State, Nigeria.
1Email: jerryomenka @ yahoo. com
*Corresponding Author’s Email: maryseraphinakurumeh @ yahoo. com
This study investigated gender
and location as correlates of academic achievement in number
and numeration using ethno mathematics approach in Junior
secondary schools in Benue State, Nigeria. This study
therefore, sought to establish relationship between
achievement and gender, then location and achievement using
ethno mathematics approach in Obi and Oju Local Government
Area of Benue State. The sample was 175 Junior Secondary two
(Js2) students. The design of the study was
quasi-experimental. It is pre-test post test control group
design. Intact classes were used both for the experimental
and control groups. The instrument for data collection was
Mathematics Achievement Test in Number and Numeration (MATN).
Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard
deviation to answer the Research Questions, the Analysis of
Covariance (ANCOVA) to test the Null Hypotheses. The
findings of this research showed that there is no
significant effect of gender on students’ achievement in
Number and Numeration when taught using Ethno mathematics
approach. Secondly, location i.e. rural and urban setting
affect significantly i.e. academic achievement of Junior
Secondary School students when ethno mathematics approach
was used. The researcher therefore concluded that ethno
mathematics teaching approach has great effect towards
enhancing achievement in mathematics. Based on the findings
of this study, the researcher recommended that teachers of
mathematics should recognize the special role ethno
mathematics play in aiding students to understand the
subject. Secondly, students should be made to relate the
school Mathematics with home activities.
Key words: Gender, Location, Achievement, Correlation, Mathematics, Ethno mathematics, Junior secondary schools and significant relations.