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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 2)
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Gender Trends in Nigerian Secondary School Students’ Performance in Algebra

M.V. Atovigba, A. Michael Vershima and E.I. O’Kwu and Emmanuel Ijenkeli
Corresponding Author:  M.V. Atovigba 

Key words:  Achievement, algebra, completion of squares, female students, male students, quadratic equation,
Vol. 4 , (2): 42-44
Submitted Accepted Published
April 13, 2012 May 06, 2012 June 30, 2012
Abstract:

The study sought to identify gender trends in Nigerian secondary school students’ achievement in algebra. A posttest only experimental study was carried out in 2010 which randomly selected 100 senior school 2 students from two schools in Makurdi, Benue State, made up of 50 males and 50 females who were treated to completion of squares method of solving quadratic equations. The students were thereafter examined using the Quadratic Equation Roots Test, QERT, instrument to obtain mean scores and variances of both female and male students. The t-test at 0.05 alpha was used to test significance of difference in mean performance. The male students performed significantly higher than the female students.
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M.V. Atovigba, A. Michael Vershima and E.I. O’Kwu and Emmanuel Ijenkeli, 2012. Gender Trends in Nigerian Secondary School Students’ Performance in Algebra.  Research Journal of Mathematics and Statistics, 4(2): 42-44.
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