**ABSTRACT**

The objective of this research was to

find out the relationship between students performance in Computer Studies and

Mathematics in junior secondary school III.

find out the relationship between students performance in Computer Studies and

Mathematics in junior secondary school III.

One hypothesis was generated there is

no relationship between the performance of the students in Computer Studies and

Mathematics in junior secondary school.

no relationship between the performance of the students in Computer Studies and

Mathematics in junior secondary school.

The data was subjected to statistical

using correlation co-efficients and students distribution to find the

relationship from the result, it was observe or concluded that there is no

relationship between the performance of the students in Computer Studies and

Mathematics in junior secondary school.

using correlation co-efficients and students distribution to find the

relationship from the result, it was observe or concluded that there is no

relationship between the performance of the students in Computer Studies and

Mathematics in junior secondary school.

The findings also resulted into

create more relationship between Computer Studies and Mathematics in junior

secondary school.

create more relationship between Computer Studies and Mathematics in junior

secondary school.

The recommendations were directed to

the school authority, the students, the directed to the school authority,

Computer studies and Mathematics teacher that what they would do to create more

relationship between the performance of the study in Computer and Mathematics

in J.S.S. III.

the school authority, the students, the directed to the school authority,

Computer studies and Mathematics teacher that what they would do to create more

relationship between the performance of the study in Computer and Mathematics

in J.S.S. III.

**TABLE OF CONTENTS**

Title page i

Certification ii

Dedication iii

Acknowledgement iv-v

Abstract vi-vii

Table of Contents viii-x

**CHAPTER ONE**

Introduction 1

Background to the study 1-6

Statement of the Problem 6-7

Purpose of the study 7

Research Questions 7

Significance of the study 7-8

Delimitation of the study 8

Scope of the study 8-9

Definition of terms 9

**CHAPTER TWO**

Literature Review 10

The meaning of Computer 10-11

National Programme on Computer

Education 11-17

Education 11-17

Terms of Reference 17-19

Need for Computer Education in

Schools (Secondary) 19-21

Schools (Secondary) 19-21

Problems and Prospects of Computer 21-24

**CHAPTER THREE**

Research Methodology 25

Research Design 25

Population of the study 25

Sample and Sampling Technique 26

Instruments 26

Conduct of the study 26

Data Analysis Techniques 27

Validation of Instrument 27-28

**CHAPTER FOUR**

Results and Discussion 29

HQ: Table 1 29-30

HQ: Table 2 31

HQ: Table 3 32

HQ: Table 4 33

Discussion of Findings 34

**CHAPTER FIVE**

Summary, Conclusion and

Recommendation 35

Recommendation 35

Summary 35

Conclusion 35

Recommendation 35-36

**REFERENCES**37-38

**CHAPTER ONE**

**INTRODUCTION**

**Background to the study**

Science is viewed by Hurley (1975) as

organized common sense, the systematizing and classifying of knowledge and the

ability of verify the existence and objectivity of knowledge and are meant to

the significant components of science.

organized common sense, the systematizing and classifying of knowledge and the

ability of verify the existence and objectivity of knowledge and are meant to

the significant components of science.

Hurd (1970) claimed that science is a

process of things, a means of acquiring new knowledge and a means of

understanding the natural world.

process of things, a means of acquiring new knowledge and a means of

understanding the natural world.

Also science is problem seeking as

well as problem solving. In a more

classical way, science has been described as developed as a result of

experimentation and observation.

well as problem solving. In a more

classical way, science has been described as developed as a result of

experimentation and observation.

Science is said to have many

discipline like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer etc all of which deal

with the explanation of what is observe in nature. Although computer has been in existence as

early as 1940.

discipline like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer etc all of which deal

with the explanation of what is observe in nature. Although computer has been in existence as

early as 1940.

The ideas of such a machine was first

conceived as early as 1888 by Charles P. Babbage. Charles Babbage a professor

of Mathematics at combridge University,

England wanted

to build a machine capable of calculating any equation stored into it.

conceived as early as 1888 by Charles P. Babbage. Charles Babbage a professor

of Mathematics at combridge University,

England wanted

to build a machine capable of calculating any equation stored into it.

Also to have a sequential program

control with the introduction of Computer science into the educational system

in Nigeria, several questions have been raised with supposedly new way of

teaching and learning science. Questions

were asked about what the students exposed to computer science should be able

to do. In a attempt to answer this

question the skills which computer science is suppose to develop in students

were listed as follows:

control with the introduction of Computer science into the educational system

in Nigeria, several questions have been raised with supposedly new way of

teaching and learning science. Questions

were asked about what the students exposed to computer science should be able

to do. In a attempt to answer this

question the skills which computer science is suppose to develop in students

were listed as follows:

i.

Observing

carefully and thoroughly

Observing

carefully and thoroughly

ii.

Reporting

completely and accurately what is observed

Reporting

completely and accurately what is observed

iii.

Organization

of information

Organization

of information

iv.

Designing

experiments (including controls where necessary) to check prediction.

Designing

experiments (including controls where necessary) to check prediction.

·

Organization

information acquired

Organization

information acquired

·

Using

models to explains phenomena where appropriate

Using

models to explains phenomena where appropriate

·

Continuing

the process of enquiry when the new data do not confirm to predication.

Continuing

the process of enquiry when the new data do not confirm to predication.

Also, Mathematics is a creation of

the human mind concerns primary with ideas, process and reasoning. Thus Mathematics is more than arithmetic, the

science of number and computation, more than algebra, the language of symbols

and relations more than geometry, the study of shape, sizes and space.

the human mind concerns primary with ideas, process and reasoning. Thus Mathematics is more than arithmetic, the

science of number and computation, more than algebra, the language of symbols

and relations more than geometry, the study of shape, sizes and space.

It is greater than numerical

trigeonometry, which is the study of the relationship between the size of any

triangles and the angles. It is more

than statistics the sciences of collection, presentation analysis and

interpretation of data and graph. It is

more than calculus, the study of change, infinity and limits so Mathematics is

one of care subjects in both secondary and foundation on which all science

subject and technology stand.

trigeonometry, which is the study of the relationship between the size of any

triangles and the angles. It is more

than statistics the sciences of collection, presentation analysis and

interpretation of data and graph. It is

more than calculus, the study of change, infinity and limits so Mathematics is

one of care subjects in both secondary and foundation on which all science

subject and technology stand.

Butter (1970) sees Mathematics as a

cumulative and continuously unfolding subject and concludes that understanding

new topics required the mastery of the old.

cumulative and continuously unfolding subject and concludes that understanding

new topics required the mastery of the old.

Many ideas in the course of the

history of Mathematics that were not accepted immediately but eventually proved

useful.

history of Mathematics that were not accepted immediately but eventually proved

useful.

Other were accepted and then

discussed in favour of yet different ideas Mathematics is a free creation.

discussed in favour of yet different ideas Mathematics is a free creation.

Mathematics was beginning to

understand that one axiomatic system have been studied of effort is acted in

this way as one general theory many get rid of the need for many special

theories which the more general one encompasses, often a familiar subject are

seen to be special cases for the same general theory. By means of this analogy, the familiar

subject can be used profitably to study the unfamiliar subject.

understand that one axiomatic system have been studied of effort is acted in

this way as one general theory many get rid of the need for many special

theories which the more general one encompasses, often a familiar subject are

seen to be special cases for the same general theory. By means of this analogy, the familiar

subject can be used profitably to study the unfamiliar subject.

Mathematics holds a rather unique

place in our society today apparently; a Mathematics is often seen as people

withdraw from the world unable to relate well to other people.

place in our society today apparently; a Mathematics is often seen as people

withdraw from the world unable to relate well to other people.

Generally, attitude of people in our

society towards Mathematics is an interesting conseq2uence of school

Mathematics experts.

society towards Mathematics is an interesting conseq2uence of school

Mathematics experts.

Mathematics helps to understand our

environments in order to understand his world in which we like Mathematics is

an invaluable tools imagine trying to describe and work with physical

relationship without the concept and visual images of geometry.

environments in order to understand his world in which we like Mathematics is

an invaluable tools imagine trying to describe and work with physical

relationship without the concept and visual images of geometry.

Mathematics and society are

interdependent in addition to helping us to understand our environment. Mathematics has important effects upon the

development of the society in which we live, an effect that is reciprocal. The society has in turn influenced the

development of Mathematics. Our

knowledge of Mathematics influence the way to view the world. We at this very moment live through in fold

and unforeseen changes in our society and Mathematics as a consequence of the

refinement of the electronic computer.

What parts of our daily existence remain untouched.

interdependent in addition to helping us to understand our environment. Mathematics has important effects upon the

development of the society in which we live, an effect that is reciprocal. The society has in turn influenced the

development of Mathematics. Our

knowledge of Mathematics influence the way to view the world. We at this very moment live through in fold

and unforeseen changes in our society and Mathematics as a consequence of the

refinement of the electronic computer.

What parts of our daily existence remain untouched.

Mathematics is an abstract system of

ideas. If the heart of things

Mathematically, we shall show how to organize experience to bring out the

abstract nature of Mathematics.

ideas. If the heart of things

Mathematically, we shall show how to organize experience to bring out the

abstract nature of Mathematics.

The role played by Mathematics is at

primary importance. Helping students

being to formulated concepts of nature of Mathematics is equally important

Mathematics stands as example of what height measure when he relict upon his

powers of reasoning. The use of

deduction in Mathematics provides thus discipline with unique quality of

determination doubt. The use of logic

alone would serve to establish a universal position for Mathematics among many

fields of endavour in modern society.

primary importance. Helping students

being to formulated concepts of nature of Mathematics is equally important

Mathematics stands as example of what height measure when he relict upon his

powers of reasoning. The use of

deduction in Mathematics provides thus discipline with unique quality of

determination doubt. The use of logic

alone would serve to establish a universal position for Mathematics among many

fields of endavour in modern society.

Mathematics is the study of patterns

it ahs already been mentioned that there are regularities and similarities in

nature that would escape us entical 18 it were not for the mathematical

descriptions available to us. The most

remarkable fact about this is that study of problems in react would trigger the

development of the mathematics. Despite

the fact that now mathematics frequently has little apparent application to

anything in the physical would, rust as often.

Some later us is found to assist an in his continual question for

progress.

it ahs already been mentioned that there are regularities and similarities in

nature that would escape us entical 18 it were not for the mathematical

descriptions available to us. The most

remarkable fact about this is that study of problems in react would trigger the

development of the mathematics. Despite

the fact that now mathematics frequently has little apparent application to

anything in the physical would, rust as often.

Some later us is found to assist an in his continual question for

progress.

Mathematics is the language to

science and therefore the means of communication between scientists, the lose

nature ties between mathematics and science need to be exploited in the school.

science and therefore the means of communication between scientists, the lose

nature ties between mathematics and science need to be exploited in the school.

**Statement of the Problem**

The study is designed specifically to

investigate the relationship between the students performance in computer

science and mathematics in junior secondary school Examination or Eleyo High School,

Ikere – Ekiti, Ekiti

State.

investigate the relationship between the students performance in computer

science and mathematics in junior secondary school Examination or Eleyo High School,

Ikere – Ekiti, Ekiti

State.

**Purpose of the study**

The purpose of this study is to find

out whether there is relationship between students performance in computer

science and mathematics in junior secondary school examination. It is also to find out if a student who has

high achievement in mathematics will equally perform very well in computer

science in junior secondary examination i.e. to find out if mathematics can be

used as predictor of success in computer science in junior secondary school.

out whether there is relationship between students performance in computer

science and mathematics in junior secondary school examination. It is also to find out if a student who has

high achievement in mathematics will equally perform very well in computer

science in junior secondary examination i.e. to find out if mathematics can be

used as predictor of success in computer science in junior secondary school.

**Research Question**

For

the purpose of this study, the following hypothesis are for formed.

the purpose of this study, the following hypothesis are for formed.

There

is no relationship between the students performance in computer science and

mathematics in the J.S.S. Two examination.

is no relationship between the students performance in computer science and

mathematics in the J.S.S. Two examination.

**Significances of the study**

The

study will help both the teachers and students to know and detects the

relationship between the student ability in computer science and mathematics in

junior secondary school examination in Eleyo

High School, Ikere – Ekiti, Ekiti State.

study will help both the teachers and students to know and detects the

relationship between the student ability in computer science and mathematics in

junior secondary school examination in Eleyo

High School, Ikere – Ekiti, Ekiti State.

**Delimitation of the study**

This

research will help in delimitation and also in finance delimitation. The delimitation in the sense that if the

research is based on Eleyo

High School, it will give

a time to investigate thoroughly than going too far distance.

research will help in delimitation and also in finance delimitation. The delimitation in the sense that if the

research is based on Eleyo

High School, it will give

a time to investigate thoroughly than going too far distance.

This study will only taken into

consideration with the relationship between computer science and mathematics in

Eleyo High School. Because of the time factor and the duration

of the course. The study is carried out

on J.S.S. III student of the Eleyo

High school Ikole –

Ekiti.

consideration with the relationship between computer science and mathematics in

Eleyo High School. Because of the time factor and the duration

of the course. The study is carried out

on J.S.S. III student of the Eleyo

High school Ikole –

Ekiti.

**Scope of the study**

The

scope of the study is to identify the class in which the subject is taken i.e. Junior Secondary

School.

The subject, computer science is not offer in junior services as

mathematics. The subject computer

science is not offer in Senior classes and mathematics is offered in senior

class. The study is limited to Eleyo High

school because of the genes sand finance.

scope of the study is to identify the class in which the subject is taken i.e. Junior Secondary

School.

The subject, computer science is not offer in junior services as

mathematics. The subject computer

science is not offer in Senior classes and mathematics is offered in senior

class. The study is limited to Eleyo High

school because of the genes sand finance.

**Definition of Terms**

In service teachers: teachers who are

imparting knowledge to the computer science and mathematics learners. Those that are currently teaching the subject

under investigation population.

imparting knowledge to the computer science and mathematics learners. Those that are currently teaching the subject

under investigation population.

These are the total number of people

or students used in the study.

or students used in the study.

Teacher teaching experience: These

are the number of years a teacher had in computer science and mathematics or

the subject part into the teaching profession.

are the number of years a teacher had in computer science and mathematics or

the subject part into the teaching profession.

Difficulties Experienced: These are

the type of difficulties face by teachers in the teaching of the subject

(computer science and mathematics J.S.S. Junior Secondary.

the type of difficulties face by teachers in the teaching of the subject

(computer science and mathematics J.S.S. Junior Secondary.

Computer science and Mathematics: The

entirely of subject area to be covered in the school.

entirely of subject area to be covered in the school.

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