Factors Influencing Students’ Achievement in Mathematics Word Problems: A case of Federal College of Forestry, Ibadan, Nigeria

Abstract

This article examined factors which contribute to the mathematics word problem achievement of National Diploma Students’ of Federal College of Forestry. The study was designed specifically to consider the students’ profile (gender, interest in mathematics, attitude towards mathematics and awareness of importance of mathematics to their course of study) as well as their performance in English courses. Data were collected using students’ profile questionnaire, their scores in English courses (GNS 101 and GNS 102) and Mathematics (MTH 111). A correlational analysis showed that the relationship between the respective students’ profile and performance in English courses with achievement in mathematics word problem were significant. Result revealed that all the variables contributed significantly to students’ achievement in mathematics word problem. It is therefore recommended that all these factors should be well treated and made right in order to boast students’ brilliant performance in mathematics word problems in the Colleges.

Keywords: Attitude Towards Mathematics, Interest in mathematics, Performance in English, awareness, mathematics achievement


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