MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM: AN OVERVIEW OF EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM IN SIERRA LEONE

Alhaji Bakar Kamara

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In Sierra Leone, Mathematics is core subject in all stages of schooling. This paper highlights the significant of Mathematics in education. Besides, it gives an overview of education, with a flash on the historical background of mathematics under consideration. The paper went on to show Mathematics Teaching Curriculum, the aim and objectives of teaching mathematics nationally. Moreover, there is flash on the scope of mathematics syllabus for secondary school, approaches to teaching and learning of mathematics in Sierra Leone. In a clearer picture, the paper measures Mathematics Teachers Training Colleges, the problems of mathematics education, and the remedy to mathematics education in Sierra Leone. In conclusion, recommendations for the improvement and developments of mathematics education in Sierra Leone were made.

 

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