The Study of the Factors Influencing Students Attitudes Towards Learning Mathematics in the Junior Secondary School (a Case Study of Bwari Area Council, Fct Abuja)

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Do not use this project without my permission! Contact Akogu Abbai David Niger State College of Education, Minna Economics/Mathematics +234-08058455069,08068993106 THE STUDY OF THE FACTORS INFLUENCING STUDENTS ATTITUDES TOWARDS LEARNING MATHEMATICS IN THE JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (A CASE STUDY OF BWARI AREA COUNCIL, FCT ABUJA) CHAPTER ONE 1.0. INTRODUCTION This chapter provides more information on the background to the study. Definition of terms and concepts used will be explained as well as the motivation for the study. Finally, an overview of the research methodology to be used in the present study is explained. From home to the work place, mathematics tools have b+6ecome a part of our day-to-day life. In many circle of…show more content…
This is a view also expressed by Oosthelizen (1994) when she stressed the need for teachers to have an understanding of their students' knowledge and feelings about the subjects they teach. In the present study, the researcher explored the attitudes of students in secondary schools towards learning Mathematics. Attitudes in this study is defined as "negative and positive" emotional relationship with or predisposition toward an object, an institution or person" (Le Roux 194). This definition explains the fact that altitude has to do with people emotions and this influences their behaviour. This suggests that altitudes determine individuals' experiences and reaction to life. 1.1. Background of the Study A crucial situation arises when one is in danger but does not know. A problem becomes critical due to lack of awareness of its existence (Anonymous, 2002). Considering the backwardness of educational development in Nigeria generally and Bwari Area Council in Abuja in particular, one may ask about the poor attitude of students towards Mathematics and poor educational background of the area in other science related

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