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Senior High School students' attitude towards mathematics and perception of their mathematics classroom learning environment

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dc.contributor.author Appiah, D
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-26T10:12:07Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-26T10:12:07Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.uew.edu.gh/xmlui/handle/123456789/641
dc.description A Thesis in the Department of MATHEMATICS EDUCATION, Faculty of SCIENCE EDUCATION, submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, University of Education, Winneba in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Philosophy in Mathematics Education. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigated senior high school students‟ attitude towards mathematics and how they perceive their mathematics classroom learning environments. Two-hundred (200) participants from five senior high schools (School A, B, C, D and E) in the Cape Coast Metropolis in the Central Region of Ghana consisted of the sample size. A descriptive survey design was used with a Mathematics Classroom Learning Environment Inventory (MCLEI) and Mathematics Attitude Questionnaire (MAQ) as data collection tools. The MAQ was given to senior high school students to identify their attitude towards mathematics. The results indicated that the senior high school students exhibited negative attitude towards mathematics. The MCLEI was also given to senior high school students to identify their perception of their mathematics classroom learning environment. The results also indicated that the senior high school students perceived their mathematics classroom learning environment positively. A correlation analysis performed identified a moderate positive significant relationship, r (200) = .000 p < .05, two–tailed between the senior high school students‟ attitudes towards mathematics and their perception of their mathematics classroom learning environment. It was therefore recommended that mathematics educators at the high level of education, especially, at the senior high school, should implement teaching strategies that will improve upon their students‟ positive attitude and perception of their mathematics classroom learning environment. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Education, Winneba en_US
dc.subject Student attitude en_US
dc.subject Mathematics en_US
dc.subject Classroom Learning en_US
dc.subject Learning en_US
dc.subject Classroom learning environment en_US
dc.title Senior High School students' attitude towards mathematics and perception of their mathematics classroom learning environment en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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