Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Mathematics Club: A Panacea of Students' Interest and Performance in Mathematics in Yenagoa Education Zone of Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Ado, Isaac Bennet

The study examined the influence of mathematics club on Junior Secondary II Students’ interest and academic performance. Three research questions and hypotheses formulated guided the study. The expost-facto design was used for the study. The sample consisted of 450 students from fifteen schools randomly selected. The instrument used for data collection was the Mathematics Performance Test (MPT) and an interest questionnaire. The data collected were analysed using mean, standard deviation and the t-test statistical analysis. Results showed that students who were members of mathematics club had significantly better interest than those who were not. Students who were members of mathematics club performed significantly better than those who were not. A non significant difference existed between the performance of male and female students who were members of mathematics club. It was concluded that membership of mathematics club enhanced and sustained students’ interest and academic performance in Mathematics.

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