RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STUDENTS PERFORMANCE IN COMPUTER STUDIES AND MATHEMATICS IN A JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

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.
One hypothesis was generated there is
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.
The findings also resulted into
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.



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
Terms of Reference                                                                  17-19
Need for Computer Education in
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
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.
Hurd (1970) claimed that science is a
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.
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.
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.
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:
i.                       
Observing
carefully and thoroughly
ii.                       
Reporting
completely and accurately what is observed
iii.                       
Organization
of information
iv.                       
Designing
experiments (including controls where necessary) to check prediction.
·                   
Organization
information acquired
·                   
Using
models to explains phenomena where appropriate
·                   
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.
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.
Butter (1970) sees Mathematics as a
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.
Other were accepted and then
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.
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.
Generally, attitude of people in our
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Research Question
          For
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These are the total number of people
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.
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.
Computer science and Mathematics: The
entirely of subject area to be covered in the school.



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