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International Journal of Statistika and Mathematika, ISSN: 2277- 2790 E-ISSN: 2249-8605

Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2014 pp 01-10

Research Article

Achievement in Mathematics: Effect of the Class Environment upon Positive/ Negative Attitude of Students


Dibyajyoti Mahanta

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Nowgong Girls’ College, Nagaon, Assam 782002, INDIA.

Academic Editor: Dr. Dase R. K.


This paper is concerned with the effect of class environment and positive/negative attitudes of the students of class-X in Secondary Schools located in the District of Nagaon under the state of ‘Assam’ with regard to their achievement in mathematics. A questionnaire containing 40 questions was prepared which contained questions that addressed various parameters regarding the teaching and learning environment in the classroom and the attitude of the students themselves towards mathematics. The questionnaire was distributed among the 500 students selected from 20 schools taking 25 students from each school. The students were asked to submit their responses from five options given as: (i) strongly agree, (ii) agree, (iii) neutral, (iv) disagree and (v) strongly disagree. The data collected from the responses given by the students were analysed using statistical tools. The outcome reveals that

         a)  most of the boys and girls have positive attitude towards mathematics

          b) there exists slight difference in the achievement in mathematics due to differences in class environment and there is significant correlation between the achievement of boys and girls both in Assamese and English medium schools.
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