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Problem Solving Performance in Mathematics: A Survey of Secondary Schools Students in Pakistan

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Education, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, PAKISTAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (6), Pages 1-5, June,2 (2014)


The main aim of this study was to assess problem solving performance of grade 9th students. A test of reasoning was administered to a sample of above 500. The results show differential performance of the students. Item wise performance with background variable as school sector shows that performance of private schools students was significantly better than students of public schools. Similarly male and urban students performed well than female and rural students respectively. Interaction analysis of gender, rural urban divide shows that some items show interaction effect by behaving differently in response to background variables.


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