Okri, John Arikpo (Ph.D), Obi, Joy Joseph & Rev. Fr. Peter Anditung
The study investigated the effectiveness of classroom environment and SSII students’ report of avoidance strategy in mathematics in Ikom education zone, Cross River State. A sample of 300 SSII students (150 males and 150 females) was used for the study. Purposive multi stage random sampling technique (stratified and simple random sampling) was used to compose the sample. Three research questions were answered and three hy0potheses were tested in the study at p 0.05. Questionnaire was used to collect the data. The obtained data was analyzed using one way analysis of variance (ANOVA). It was found that students classroom truancy significantly influence students’ report of avoidance strategy in mathematics performance. And also, teacher classroom activities significantly influence students’ report of avoidance strategy in mathematics performance. Based on this, it was recommended among others that students’ academic performance can be improved if the teacher’s classroom environment is made friendly and conducive for all type of students’ learning ability.