THE EFFECTS OF CLASSROOM EXERCISE AND HOME ASSIGNMENT ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS IN NIGERIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL

1SUNDAY, I. A. and 2GANIYU, A.A.

 

1,2Mathematics Department,

 

 Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo

 

 

ABSTRACT

This research work is designed to investigate the effects of classroom exercise and home assignment on the performance of students in Mathematics in Nigerian senior secondary schools. Random sampling technique was used for the purpose of the study. Three secondary schools were randomly picked for the study. The researcher used questionnaires, pre-test and post test to collect data for the study in the selected schools. Forty (40) students consisting both boys and girls were selected at random from each school. The data was analyzed using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation, Analysis of Variance and t-test. Analysis of the result shows that there is significant relationship between class-work and home assignment and students’ academic performance in Mathematics and also students taught using home assignment performed significantly better than students in the other groups who were not exposed to home assignment. This confirms the result of the hypotheses which states that with adequate classroom exercise and home assignment, students will have better performance in Mathematics.  Based on the outcome of these findings, it was recommended that actions should be built into policies of Nigeria that teachers should endeavour to give home assignments to their students after classroom work daily and  parents should recon with take home assignments by monitoring their children and wards at home in ensuring that they did the assignment given to them by their teachers on daily basis to improve the performance of their children in Mathematics.