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Title: IDENTIFYING COGNITIVE DIFFICULTIES IN SOLVING CHEMISTRY PROBLEMS AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MINNA METROPOLIS
Authors: OGUNKANMI, Abiola Rosheedat
Issue Date: 3-Jun-2013
Abstract: This research study seeks to identify the cognitive difficulties in solving chemistry problems among secondary school students in Minna metropolis, Niger State. A total sample of 50 (25Male and 25Female) students was randomly selected from senior secondary class two (SSII) students of two selected secondary school in Minna metropolis. The research was descriptive using survey method. The research instrument used for the study was a Chemistry Cognitive Analysis Test (C.C.A.T). The reliability of the instrument was determined to be 0.70. The instrument was administered to the students and the data were analyzed with mean and percentages. The two research questions were generated and answered. The findings of the study shows that there are four types of cognitive difficulties encountered by chemistry student in solving chemistry problems which include: poor mathematical skills, problem of unit, lack of understanding of question and wrong interpretation of questions, also male and female students have similar cognitive difficulties in solving chemistry problems but the number of females having the difficulties is greater. Therefore it was recommended that Government should ensure that adequate instructional materials like charts and models are provided in order to encourage students in solving chemistry problems. Teachers should also adopt step by step method of teaching to make it easy for students to solve chemistry problems.
Description: A PROJECT SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (B. TECH) CHEMISTRY EDUCATION WITH BIOLOGY OPTION DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE EDUCATION FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA NIGER STATE
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