Teaching of Mathematics in Pakistan - Problems and Suggestions

Kiani, Muhammad Nisar Ul Haq; Malik, Samina; Ahmad, Saira Ijaz
May 2012
Language in India;May2012, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p293
Academic Journal
There is no doubt that the present era is the era of science and technology. Modem advancements have changed the entire life style of man. Mathematics is the queen of sciences. Mathematics education plays a vital and strategic role in the process of adopting education to the needs of rapid social and economic changes. Therefore teaching of mathematics is of great concern to every nation. This study followed descriptive method involving survey approach to investigate the problems of teaching mathematics at elementary level. The main objectives of the study were to find out the problems faced by teachers during teaching mathematics and to give suggestions to develop strategy for the improvement of teaching mathematics at elementary level. This study was delimited to five male and five female secondary schools of Rawalpindi city. Twenty teachers were included in the sample. For data collection, a questionnaire was developed and administered after pilot testing to the mathematics teacher of the selected schools. The data was analyzed and interpreted. Major findings of the study include a) teachers were well qualified in their academic as well as professional qualifications, b) majority of Mathematics teachers had teaching experience of more than 11 years, c) hundred percent teachers used A.V. aids, d) twenty percent teachers introduced self-made activities in their classroom frequently, e) fifty percent of the teachers had never attended any refresher course of teaching mathematics, f) majority of teachers reported that the Arithmetic was the easiest area of mathematics teaching, g) majority of teachers declared the time allocation sufficient for the coverage of the course, and h) most of teachers declared that the major causes of failure in Mathematic were lack of practice and lower comprehension level of the students.


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