The study established that more than half of the teachers used mother tongue in teaching mathematics in lower primary schools. The results revealed that teachers rarely used mother tongue in teaching mathematics. Teachers were using mother tongue to teach: Counting, recognition, matching, classification, addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication.In regard to the influence of teachers’ training on the use of mother tongue, almost all teachers had been certified with four-fifth of them having fundamental training in teaching. The higher the level of teachers’ training, the higher the mean score in use of mother tongue in teaching mathematics. On the relationship between teachers’ teaching experience and use of mother tongue in teaching mathematics, results revealed that, the more the teachers’ teaching experience, the more they used mother tongue in teaching mathematics. Teachers’ level of motivation to use mother tongue in teaching mathematics was average. The results also indicated that the more motivated teachers were the more they tended to use mother tongue in teaching mathematics.
Fatima A. Umar
Fatima.A.Umar was born in plateau state Jos in 1968. She attended Government Teachers collage Yola from 1982–1987.Fatima A.Umar obtained her 1st degree in B.Ed. Tech in guidance and counselling in the year 2007 and a holder of master’s degree M.Ed. (E.C.C.E) from Kenyatta university, Kenya between 2014 to 2018.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
mother tongue, TEACHERS MOTIVATIONS, TEACHERS EXPERIENCE, Training.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General