AN ANALYSIS OF FEMALE STUDENTS PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN SOKOTO METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT
This study assessed the performance of female students in mathematics in secondary schools in Sokoto metropolis. The population of the study consisted of the participants of all female secondary schools in Sokoto metropolis. The random sampling technique was used to take a sample of 200 students of SS II from all five female public secondary school in Sokoto metropolis. Promotional examination of students along with assessment Questionnaire were used for data collection for this research. Data collected were analyzed by employing simple descriptive statistics. The study found that the female students performance in mathematics is encouraging. One of the recommendations was that, the students should add more grease to their elbow by practicing what they are taught in class as this will help them greatly not only in their next promotional examination but also in their future studies.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page
Table of contents
Abstract

CHAPTER ONE: Introduction
1.1       Background to the Study
1.2       Statement of the Problem
1.3       Objectives of the Study
1.4       Research Questions
1.5       Significance of the Study
1.6       Scope and Delimitations of the Study

CHAPTER TWO: Review of Related Literature
2.1       Introduction
2.2       Early Stage of Mathematical Development
2.3       The Development of Mathematics 1960 to present date
2.4       The Concept of Evaluation
2.5       Difference in Gender Performance in Mathematics

CHAPTER THREE: Research Methodology
3.1       Introduction
3.2       Research design
3.3       Population of the study
3.4       Sample and sampling techniques
3.5       Instrument
3.5.1    Validity of the instrument
3.5.2    Reliability of the instrument
3.6       Method of Data Analysis

CHAPTER FOUR: Data Presentation and Analysis
4.1       Introduction
4.2       Data Presentation
4.3       Grades and Interpretation
4.4       Data Analysis
4.5       Summary of Major Findings
4.6       Discussion of Findings

CHAPTER FIVE: Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations
5.1       Summary
5.2       Conclusion
5.3       Recommendations
            References
            Appendix


CHAPTER ONE

Introduction

1.1     Background to the Study

Mathematics often described as the language and backbone of science and technology is pervasive in all disciplines in today’s world. Actually, mathematical competence is vital to every individual’s meaningful and productive life. Outstanding mathematical ability, according to Adetula (1989), is a precious societal resource needed to maintain leadership in a scientific and technological world.

The line of demarcation between the developed (industrialized and wealthy) nations and the underdeveloped (non-industrialized and poor) nations is based on the level of mathematical attainment and ingenuity. Indeed without mathematics, there is no science, without science there is no modern technology and without modern technology there is no modern society.


Mathematics as a specialized cognitive tool is an undisputed agent of nation’s development and wealth creation. Its application is universal to all learning and everyday living from counting possession to measuring properties, predicting events, computing taxes/profits, drawing maps/plans, planning budget or warefare, providing models, synthesizing results.

All these are indication that mathematics is useful in domestic and business deals, scientific discoveries, technological breakthrough, problem solving and decision making in different situation in life (Kolawole and Olutayo, 2005). Actually, mathematics is a key to productive and fulfilling life and is a big servant to humanity.

A woman has an important role to play in the society in relation to mathematics and science education. Auhinen (1970) in Okoroh (2004) argued that with the fast automation and computerization of jobs, only persons with appreciable knowledge, skills and abilities in mathematics and science will be required in the job market. He added that moreso, suitable development could not be achieved as long as women were not in mathematics and in the science.

Odogwu (2002) supported Auhinen saying that female education is an important aspect of societal development. Our girl child require a strong knowledge of mathematics to help them to understand science and technical subjects.....

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