The relationship between teaching practices and students’ achievement in mathematics in Lesotho

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dc.contributor.author Stols, Gerrit H.
dc.contributor.author Kriek, Jeanne
dc.contributor.author Ogbonnaya, Ugorji Iheanachor
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-11T11:58:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-11T11:58:09Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.description.abstract Research has found that teaching practices are a critical factor in promoting student achievement in mathematics and may therefore explain a substantial portion of the variance in student learning and achievement. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between student achievement in mathematics and teachers’ teaching practices in the Maseru District in Lesotho, Southern Africa. A self-report instrument - Mathematics Teaching Opinionate Scale (MaTOS) - was used to collect data from 40 Form C (Grade 10) mathematics teachers about their teaching practices. This paper outlines correlations found between specific teaching practices (formal presentation, teacher-guided discussion, group work and homework) and student achievement in mathematics. Possible implications of these correlations are discussed and recommendations for further research are put forward. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Stols, G, Kriek, J & Ogbonnaya, UI 2008, 'The relationship between teaching practices and students’ achievement in mathematics in Lesotho', African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, vol. 12, Special Edition, pp. 107-118. [http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_saarmste.html] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1028-8457
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/16029
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education en_US
dc.rights Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education en_US
dc.subject Teaching practices en_US
dc.subject Students' achievement en_US
dc.subject Mathematics en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- Lesotho en
dc.title The relationship between teaching practices and students’ achievement in mathematics in Lesotho en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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