Ways of Improving the Teaching of Word Equations at Choto – Tafara Secondary School: A Case of Form Two Learners

Dynamic Research Journals' Journal of Business & Management, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp. 01-08 (2018)

8 Pages Posted: 17 May 2018

See all articles by Blessmore Mukwevho

Blessmore Mukwevho

Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education

Qedisani Masayile

Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education

Thabani Nyoni

University of Zimbabwe

Wellington Garikai Bonga

Great Zimbabwe University

Munyaradzi Nyoni

Independent

Date Written: May 3, 2018

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to find out ways of improving the teaching of word equations at Choto – Tafara secondary school in Gokwe South. A case study research design was employed. Most teachers rely on teacher – centered teaching methods such as the lecture method. This research argues that such approaches contribute much towards learners’ poor performance. The study revealed that the cooperative teaching method is quite effective in improving the teaching of word equations. From this study, two main policy implications have been derived, i.e: teachers should use teaching methods that mainly involve learners so that they can perform better; and also teachers should use code mixing, that is; mixing English and any other indigenous language in order help learners understand better, some of the concepts.

Keywords: Cooperative learning, Form Two Learners, Mathematics, Teaching, Word Equations

JEL Classification: A00, A19, I121, I125, I129

Suggested Citation

Mukwevho, Blessmore and Masayile, Qedisani and Nyoni, Thabani and Bonga, Wellington Garikai and Nyoni, Munyaradzi, Ways of Improving the Teaching of Word Equations at Choto – Tafara Secondary School: A Case of Form Two Learners (May 3, 2018). Dynamic Research Journals' Journal of Business & Management, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp. 01-08 (2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3172782

Blessmore Mukwevho (Contact Author)

Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education ( email )

88 Union Avenue
Cnr Second Street
Gokwe, Harare
Zimbabwe

Qedisani Masayile

Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education ( email )

88 Union Avenue
Cnr Second Street
Gokwe, Harare
Zimbabwe

Thabani Nyoni

University of Zimbabwe ( email )

Mashonaland
Zimbabwe

HOME PAGE: http://www.uz.ac.zw

Wellington Garikai Bonga

Great Zimbabwe University ( email )

P. O. Box 1235
Masvingo
Masvingo, Masvingo 00263
Zimbabwe

Munyaradzi Nyoni

Independent ( email )

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