Factors Affecting Difficulties in Learning Mathematics by Mathematics Learners
International Journal of Elementary Education
Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2017, Pages: 8-15
Received: Sep. 16, 2016;
Accepted: Oct. 21, 2016;
Published: May 17, 2017
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Bed Raj Acharya, Central Department of Education, Department of Mathematics Education, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
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This article explores the adversities faced by public school students in learning mathematics in their leaning context. The main purpose of this study was to explore the causes of learning difficulties in mathematics. The design of the study was qualitative. Classroom observed / practices of three schools of Arghakhanchi district and interview taken to the research participants to achieve the research objective. It discussed the different data texts from the potential participants. From the analysis and interpretation of data, it concluded that students, teachers and parents have to play an important role as key and provider of sound environment for improvement of pass rate respectively. Teachers lack of linkage between new mathematical concept and previously learned mathematics structure, mathematics anxiety, negative felling of mathematics, economic condition and their educational backgrounds, school management system, lack of infrastructure of school and lack of regular assessment system of school are main causes of difficulties in learning mathematics.
Parental Supports, Environmental Related Factors, Teacher Related Factors, Causes, Participation, Affecting, Difficulties
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Bed Raj Acharya,
Factors Affecting Difficulties in Learning Mathematics by Mathematics Learners, International Journal of Elementary Education.
Vol. 6, No. 2,
2017, pp. 8-15.
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