The Effect of Student Attitudes and Beliefs on Mathematics Education

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IMPACT OF SMASSE INSET ON STUDENTS' ATTITUDE AND PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
IN KOSOFE DISTRICT

BY

BERNARD - SAMUEL - CLEMENT
MATRIC NO: PT/10/22738

A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NIGERIA CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
(N.C.E)

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER/MATHEMATICS

IN
ADENIRAN OGUNSANYA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
IJANIKI, OGUDU CAMPUS

JUNE 2013

DEDICATION

To my God the beginner and the author of my life who made it possible for me to start and finished well. I say thank you for your guidance. Also to my beloved wife, Oluwabunmi, and our great kids, Aliyat, Bernard Junior (BJ), thanks for all your support, love and encouragement

ACKNOWLEGEMENT
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LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS / ACRONYMS vi
TABLE OF CONTENTS vii
LIST OF TABLES x

CHAPTER ONE. 1
1.0 INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY 1
1.1 Background to the study 1
1.2 Statement of the problem. 4
1.3 Purpose of the study 7
1.4 Objectives of the study 7
1.5 Research Questions 7
1.6 Research hypotheses 8
1.7 Assumptions of the study 8
1.8 Significance of the study 9
1.9 Scope and Limitations of the study 11
1.10 Theoretical framework 11
1.11 Operational definition of terms 14
1.12 Summary 16

CHAPTER TWO 17
2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW 17
2.1 Introduction 17
2.2 General Review of literature 17 2.2.1 The learning gap and the need to improve……………………………...........17
2.3 Review of literature related to Attitudes …21 2.3.1 Mathematics Teaching in Nigeria…………………………………………….23 2.3.2 Analysis of attitudes towards mathematics of standard six pupils…………...24
2.4 The process of planned change: A theory of innovation 26
2.5 Review of literature related to SMASSE INSET
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