On the teaching of mathematics at the Lower Secondary School level

  • G. O. Lartey Department of Mathematics, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi


Teaching of mathematics at the lower Secondary School level in Ghana has been hindered primarily because of properly trained mathematics tutors for the purpose. Yet it is very well known that scientific knowledge and technological advancement if hinged on mathematics. In order to demonstrate how effective the teaching and learning of mathematics can be at the lower Secondary School level, an experimental mathematics class was initiated to examine the effect of consistent teaching of mathematics during the early years of a child's secondary education. After about three years, the results for these groups of Secondary School students preparing for their G.C.E. ‘O' level examination who participated at different points of time during the programme were examined. It turned out that those who were taught early and were motivated early in their learning at that level proved better. It was also clear that the sex of the student did not affect his/her performance.

JOURNAL OF THE GHANA SCIENCE ASSOCIATION Volume 1 Number 3, July (1999) pp. 1-4

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