Areas of weakness in mathematics of the students completing elementary education

Areas of weakness in mathematics of the students completing elementary education

Author: 
Minara Yeasmin
Abstract: 

In this age of science and Technology, mathematics now dominates almost every field of one’s activities. It has permeated through the human life in such a way that, it has now become every man’s everyday concern. Elementary education grooms students to become competent in every aspects of life. India has made a significant investment in its education. Again RTE 2009 guarantees quality mathematics education at elementary level. From this point of view, the present paper investigates the weakness areas of the students at elementary education level in mathematics The present study was conducted among 400 students in 19 school in rural area of South 24 Parganas District, West Bengal, through self made standardized achievement test in mathematics. It was found that the students faced most difficulties in decimal numbers, and problems of arithmetic and geometry where application of thinking and reasoning are required. Also it was observed that in terms of weakness the boys and girls students go along in the same direction.

Paper No: 
1135