TEACHERS’ AND STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF MATHEMATICS PEDAGOGICAL ISSUES IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IKORODU, LAGOS STATE

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TEACHERS’ AND STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF MATHEMATICS PEDAGOGICAL ISSUES IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IKORODU, LAGOS STATE 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page                                                                                  i

Declaration                                                                                ii

Approval Page                                                                           iii

Dedication                                                                                  iv

Abstract                                                                                     vi

Table of Contents                                                                      vii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1    Inroduction                                                 1

1.2  Background of the study       3

1.3    Statement of the General Problem                                  4

1.4    Objective of the study                                                       5

1.5    Significance of the study                                                  5

1.6    Statement of hypothesis                                                   6

1.7    Scope of the study                                                             6

1.8    Limitation of the study                                                     7

1.9    Definition of terms                                                            7

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

2.0    Introduction                                                                      9

2.1    Review of related literature                                             9

2.2    Theoretical framework

2.3    Summary of review                                                           33

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1    Introduction                                                                      35

3.2    Research design                                                                35

3.3    Area of study                                                                    35

3.4    Population of the study                                                    36

3.5    Sample size                                                                       36

3.6    Instrument for data collection                                          36

3.7    Reliability of the instrument                                            37

3.8    Validity of the Instrument                                               38

3.9    Method of data Collection                                                 38

3.10  Method of Data Analysis                                                  39

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS

4.1    Introduction                                                                      41

4.2    Characteristics of the respondents                                   41

4.3    Presentation of Data Analysis                                         43

4.4    Discussion of Findings                                                     48

4.5    Summary of findings                                                        49

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1    Summary                                                                          51

5.2    Conclusion                                                                        52

5.3    Recommendation                                                              53

Biography                                                                         54

Appendix                                                                           56

Abstract:
This study investigates the perceptions of teachers and students regarding mathematics pedagogical issues in junior secondary schools in Ikorodu, Lagos State. Mathematics is a fundamental subject that plays a crucial role in a student’s overall education and future academic and professional pursuits. However, there have been concerns about the effectiveness of mathematics education in Nigeria, particularly at the junior secondary school level.

The study adopts a mixed-methods research design, combining quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews to gather data. The participants include mathematics teachers and junior secondary school students from various schools in Ikorodu, Lagos State. The research instruments used are questionnaires for teachers and students, as well as semi-structured interviews with a selected group of participants.

The quantitative analysis of the survey data focuses on identifying the perceptions of teachers and students regarding various pedagogical issues in mathematics education, such as teaching methods, curriculum content, classroom environment, and assessment practices. Descriptive statistics, such as frequencies and percentages, are employed to analyze the quantitative data.

The qualitative analysis of the interview data involves a thematic analysis to explore in-depth the experiences, beliefs, and suggestions of teachers and students. The qualitative findings provide rich insights into the underlying factors influencing the perceptions of mathematics pedagogical issues in junior secondary schools.

The study aims to contribute to the existing body of knowledge on mathematics education by shedding light on the current state of pedagogical practices in junior secondary schools in Ikorodu, Lagos State. The findings of this research will help identify areas that require improvement and inform the development of effective strategies to enhance mathematics teaching and learning in the region.

It is anticipated that the study’s outcomes will provide valuable information for policymakers, curriculum developers, and educational practitioners to make informed decisions and implement evidence-based interventions to improve mathematics education in junior secondary schools in Ikorodu, Lagos State, and potentially in other similar contexts.

Keywords: mathematics education, pedagogical issues, perception, junior secondary schools, Ikorodu, Lagos State.

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