EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO MATHEMATICS-ENGLISH CONCEPTS ON MATHEMATICS PERFORMANCE IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

ABSTRACT

This Study investigated Effects of Exposure of Mathematics-English-Concepts on the performance among SSII Students in Zaria Metropolis in Kaduna State”. The background of the Study was discussed, Statement of the Problem, the Objectives of the Study was also discussed, three research Questions were raised, the questions are: what is the difference between the mean scores of students who have been exposed to Mathematics-English-concepts and those who have not been exposed to. 2.Could Gender differences affect performance in Mathematics-English-concepts of students who have been exposed to. 3. What is the effect of school type on the Mathematical performance of students who have been exposed to Mathematics-English-concepts and those who have not been exposed to. The hypothesis postulated to be testing at 0.05 are:1. There is no significant difference between the mean scores of students who have been exposed to Mathematics-English-concepts and those who have not been exposed to. 2. There is no significant difference between the mean scores of male and female students who have been exposed to. 3. There is no significant difference between the mean scores of students from Public and Private schools who have been exposed to.

Theoretical framework of the Study was discussed and related Literature were reviewed. The population of the Study is 5604 and sample selected is 280 students. Two instruments were developed and the reliability calculated to 0.85. t-test statistics were employed in analyzing the three hypotheses formulated at 0.05 level of significance, one of the major findings was that those students that were exposed to Mathematics-English-concepts performed better than those who were not exposed to. Among the recommendation made by the researcher is that all Mathematics students should be made to take few courses in English Language.