# EFFECTS OF TWO SOLUTION STRATEGIES OF MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS ON STUDENTS INTEREST IN ALGEBRA

## IMPLICAITON FOR SECONDARY MATHEMATICS EDUCATION, IN THE 21ST CENTURY

### Abstract

The study determined the effects of two solution strategies of mathematical problems students interest in Algebra. Data were collected from 248 JS I students using Mathematics Interest Inventory (MII). Mathematics incomplete solution strategy (MISS)

on different topics was used for the study. Interest inventory were adopted to ascertain students level of interest in Algebra. Result from the study revealed among others that there is no significant difference in the in the mean interest scores of students taught using MISS and those thought using mathematics complete solution strategy (MCSS). Also, female students developed more interest than their male counterparts in Algebra. It is

recommended that mathematics teacher at all levels are encourage to use MISS in teaching students since it arouses more interest in students. Further seminars and workshops should be organized for practicing teachers on the use of MISS in teaching find

learning Algebra.