Global Educational Research Journal

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Assisting first year junior high school one pupils to calcutate lengths and areas of objects (regular and irregular)

Kwesi Amanyi Churcher and Michael Adjabui




Accepted 22nd December, 2014


In this study, attempts are made to identify some of the causes of poor performance of pupils in mathematics in Yorogo  junior high school form one A and B  in the  Yorogo community, a suburb in the Bolgatanga municipal in the upper east region of Ghana. It is believed that  the  information gathered from the observation and test are the reflection of the situation in other schools in the country. It is also to encourage pupils to benefit the nations, their society and themselves in particular. The findings of this study brings out suggestions and recommendations as to how more pupils  could be encouraged  to take mathematics  at SHS level. These laudable suggestions contained in the study are to correct the appropriate use of teaching and learning materials in  the study of mathematics. It is also hoped that the suggestion, if implemented, will improve a meaningful change in the attitude of pupils towards mathematics especially in solving problems of lengths and areas of objects.


Keywords: Mathematics, causes of poor performance, Yorogo Junior high school, Yorogo community, Bolgatanga, Ghana.