Factors Affecting the Low Performance in National Achievement Test of Grade 6 Pupils

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Elementary Math Facts
Basic Fact Philosophy
It is important that students are able to recall basic math facts fluently so that they can attain higher-order math skills.  Research has shown that if students develop automaticity with their math facts, they can focus on solving problems rather than the basic facts involved in the task.  Mastery of basic facts means that a child can give a quick response (in about 3 seconds) without resorting to non-efficient means, such as counting. All children are able to master the basic facts—including children with learning disabilities. To master their facts, they must be exposed to a variety of strategies and be able to construct efficient mental tools that will help them.

Maths is a wonderful subject. The importance of maths which will be quality math help for students are as follows: 

1.Maths is a tool for the subjects like Physics and chemistry in higher secondary and above. 

2.Nothing can be done in Architecture and Designing without the knowledge of Maths. 

3.It enables students to interact with numbers. 

4.Buiseness is all about making money. 

5.If one is well versed in basic math there's no need for him to be having a personal auditor for keeping accounts of his income and outcome. 

6.Auditors must be avoided as they can cheat you very easily if you are a duffer in maths. 

7.All the constructions on earth require mathematics.

Wherever you go, whatever you do, you are using math daily without even realizing it. Sure teachers, parents, and adults tell students this on a regular basis. But, what do they know? Have you honestly thought about how math is involved in your everyday? If you take twenty minutes to ponder the notion of math in your life, you might just start paying a bit more attention in math class."

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|Tuesday, 22 December 2009 10:30 | |Even though Mathematics undoubtedly has universal applications to life and is an essential tool in science, technology, economics, | |business, commerce and of course in computer design and functioning there is a general tendency for people to shy away from it for | |various reasons-some feel it is too difficult while others do not see its practical connection to everyday life. | | | |Consequently, we find just a small number of people who pursue this fascinating subject and the end result is that there is always only a| |small core of brilliant or good mathematicians which helps to reinforce the perception that this area of study is only reserved for an | |elitist few. | | | |Mathematician T. Rogers in one of his lectures notes: “The percentage of the world’s population, or even of the world’s | |university-educated population, who could accurately state a single mathematical theorem proved in the last fifty years is small, and | |smaller still if Fermat’s last theorem is excluded. If you ask a mathematician to explain what he or she works on, you will usually be | |met with a sheepish grin and told that it is not possible to do so in a short time. If you ask whether this mysteriously complicated work| |has practical applications (and we all get asked this from time to time), then there are various typical responses, none of them |...
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