International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 213

Full Length Research Paper

Memory training and academic achievement in mathematics among basic seven students in Lagos metropolis

Ayoka Mopelola Olusakin
  • Ayoka Mopelola Olusakin
  • Department of Educational Foundations, University of Lagos, Akoka – Lagos. Nigeria.
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Akinyemi Anthony Ayeobasan
  • Akinyemi Anthony Ayeobasan
  • Department of Educational Foundations, University of Lagos, Akoka – Lagos. Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 18 February 2014
  •  Accepted: 22 April 2014
  •  Published: 30 June 2014

Abstract

The study investigates memory training and academic achievement in mathematics among basic seven students in Lagos metropolis who were randomly selected based on scoring after a conducted validated test on memory.  T–test was used to test the three formulated hypotheses. The results revealed that there was significant difference in pre- and post-test mathematics achievement scores of the experimental group.  There was significant gender difference in the post-test mathematics achievement score of students who went through memory training and also significant difference in the post-test mathematics achievement scores of the experimental and control groups.
 
Key words: Mathematics achievement scores, academic achievement, memory training, Lagos metropolis.