PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY IN MATHEMATICS AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

Dr. A. Mohan Kumar, Dr. P. Sekar

Abstract


Mathematics is a body of knowledge that opens up the mind to logical reasoning, analytical thinking hence improves the ability for creative
thinking, deep focusing and clarity of thought and precision. But, many students often face academic failure and become more deviant in present
day context. An attempt is made to know the problem solving ability among the secondary students. The present study is designed to make out the
status of problem solving ability of 9th standard students. The sample consists of four hundred and thirty two IX standard students from Chennai
and Tiruvallore districts, Tamilnadu. Random stratified random sampling method has been adopted for sample selection. However, the secondary
(Ninth standard) students are moderate in problem solving ability and average in academic achievement in mathematics. Similarly, the ninth
standard students have positive correlation between problem solving ability and academic achievement of mathematics.


Keywords


Problem Solving Ability, Achievement In Mathematics, Secondary School Students

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