The study was carried out to find out the impact students’ disconnection with some topics in mathematics have on academic achievement of primary five and six pupils.
A case study research design was adopted to study 23 pupils from primary five to primary six in a particular private school. A four-point Likert scale questionnaire enquiring on areas of disconnection in mathematics learning within the time frame of primary five to six having 10-items, and a mathematics achievement test having 20 - items measured with four options multiple choice questions evaluating mastery of course content were the instruments used for data collection. Findings showed that pupils’ disconnections with certain topics in elementary mathematics reduce their learning achievements in the subject. Learning disconnection showed an direct relation to academic achievement. In order words, there exist a positive correlation between areas of pupils’ disconnection and achievement in mathematics.
Idowu Eluwa, Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria
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