**A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GENDER PERFORMANCE IN BUSINESS MATHEMATICS AMONG BUSINESS EDUCATION STUDENTS**

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**ABSTRACT****
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This
research work was carried out to examine gender performance in Business
Mathematics at the NCE I Level in College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti
State, Nigeria. The study adopted an ex-post facto research design with a
simple of 200 students that were selected from the population using simple
random sampling techniques. Simple percentage and pie chart was used to analyze
the response from the Questionnaire while t-test statistics was adopted Testing
for the hypothesis raised in the study. It was revealed from the findings that
students displayed a fair performance in business mathematics and that there
was a significant difference between the performance of male and female
students. It was recommended among others that entry requirement of students
into business education department should be standardized so that only student
with credit pass in mathematics be admitted into the department.

**TABLE OF CONTENTS**

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Title Pages

Certification ii

Approval iii

Dedication iv

Acknowledgement v

Table of content vi

Abstract viii

CHAPTER ONE

Background to the Study 1

Statement of the Problem 4

Purpose of the Study 5

Significance of the Study 5

Scope of the Study 6

Research Question 6

Hypothesis 7

CHAPTER TWO

Review of Literature 8

Importance of Mathematics in
Accounting 8

Concepts of Gender 11

Gender Education 14

Gender Stereotyping in Schools and
the Society 16

The Effect of Gender and Mathematics

Ability on Academic Performance of
Student 18

CHAPTER THREE

Methodology 20

Population of Study 21

Sample and Sampling Technique 21

Instrumentation 21

Validity of Instruments 22

Method of Data Collection 23

Method of Data Analysis 24

CHAPTER FOUR

Result and Discussion 26

Test of Hypothesis 28

Discussion of Findings 29

CHAPTER FIVE

Summary, Conclusion and
Recommendation 31

Summary 31

Conclusion 32

Recommendation

Suggestion for Further Study

References

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CHAPTER ONE

BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

In all nations of the world including
Nigeria science and mathematics are given first class attention due to numerous
benefits derived from them (Ekeh, 2003). So the knowledge of mathematics to any
course of study at the tertiary level of education is very important as it
determines the level of study accounting inclusive.

It has been revealed by various studies