Not being able to always have top scores when Math quizzes were taken or always have the correct answer in the classroom, led me to the conclusion that I was no good at Math. If I was, it would not require so much effort to complete courses. Being a person who possesses an aesthetic mind, also factored in. My feelings towards Mathematics were influenced greatly by many people. Some of my teachers had a positive effect on me in that, they tried to show me the importance of Math and how it is applicable to my life.
The findings will be beneficial to the following people: Respondents. The respondents would benefit from this study because they may know their level of phobia in Mathematics and therefore, they would be encouraged to help themselves overcome their fears toward the subject thus, they would develop favorable perception and to perform better. Mathematics Teachers. The Mathematics Teachers would also benefit from the study in planning their specific programs and activities that could help their students develop positive attitudes towards mathematics. Parents.
Mathematics is the gate and key of the Science. It is used throughout the world as an important tool in many fields including natural science, engineering, medicine, and the social sciences. Mathematics is closely connected with everyday life and necessary to successful demeanour of affairs. Clarity of thought and following assumptions to reasonable conclusions is central to the mathematical enterprise. Children’s poor performance with mathematical word problems is a trend that teachers face very early in their teaching career and one that an interest has been taken in by many who are involved in Mathematics education.
It aids critical and creative thinking as individuals learn to generate and evaluate knowledge, classify concepts and ideas, seek possibilities, considers alternatives and solve problems. It also requires learners to think broadly and deeply using skills, behaviors and dispositions such as reasoning, logic, resourcefulness, imagination and innovation particularly in justifying and looking for alternative ways to approach mathematical problems. It helps individuals to develop skills in initiative taking, decision making, communicating, budgeting, financial managements, and understanding Statistics in everyday contexts. Furthermore, it encouraged individual use mathematical thinking in identifying and resolving issues related to living with diversity. The above views therefore ascertained that Mathematics highly contributes to individuals and to nations’ progress.
The use of mathematics permeates many field of studies such as biology, physics, chemistry, economics, geology, medicine, comets, geography, music, arts to mention but a few. Mathematics is suggested to be among the crucial subjects to national development. Technological and economic developments in all countries depend on effective knowledge and use of science and mathematics. For that matter, the progress and improvement of mathematics is linked to the prosperity of the state and this tells us that mathematics should be highly esteemed as far as the development of the state is concerned. For this reason, most countries in the world including Ghana make mathematics compulsory in the educational system in their pre-university schools.
Provide a critical assessment of the prospect and challenges of mathematics on mathematics related discipline (Mathematics Economics) among students Table of content: Introduction. Student perceptive of the discipline Challenges of mathematics /Mathematics related discipline (Mathematics Economics). Ways to overcome challenges of mathematics /Mathematic related discipline (Mathematics Economics) Introduction. Economics is the queen of social science and Mathematics Economics is the soul as it explains how people interaction in relations to the realities in the society ranging from human behaviour , price , income and to the micro and macro section of an economy Most often than none economic and mathematics economics are considered
Many children studying in schools find mathematics difficult, boring, mechanical and rigid. Therefore, a majority of children have a sense of fear and failure regarding mathematics. Hence, they give up early and dropout of serious mathematical learning." (NCF, 2005) So, School mathematics needs to be taken beyond theoretical knowledge and mechanical calculations. Introduction of informal mathematics in school mathematics education system – in curriculum, in methodologies, and in approaches of teaching mathematics, may be helpful in making mathematics, a relevant, practical meaningful and enjoyable discipline in school education system.
Mathematics is a science that is learned through practice, thus there is no way of learning the subject more effectively, but through direct involvement in it. To be able to identify factors that affect mathematical learning, and being able to apply correspondingly needed changes is a very important asset in being able to educate future generations more effectively and
Mathematics is a discipline whose basic ingredients are numbers, shapes, and algebraic relationships. Logical reasoning is used to study the properties of these objects and develop connections between them. The results can be used to understand and analyze a vast array of phenomena arising in all of the sciences, engineering and everyday life. For this reason, mathematics is often called the "language of science.” We support mathematics achievement for all learners by providing guidance and technical assistance on implementation of academic standards, current best practices, and multitier systems of intervention. When a student understands a mathematical concept, they move fluidly between the concrete and abstract.
I am positive that under the guidance and expertise of the staff, my capabilities would be stretched and challenged. Mathematics is a subject that has ignited my passion for challenge. Having a natural flair for the subject I am keen to continue studying Mathematics at sixth form. Moreover, I have always been proud of my mathematical gift, which has assisted me to improve and develop my ability throughout secondary education – allowing me to be among the highest achievers in my current school. I have achieved several accolades over the last five years in Mathematics.