Influence of teacher’s motivational strategies on achievement in numeracy for pre-school children in Ol-joro-orok zone, Nyandarua county
This research proceeded to investigate the influence of teacher‟s motivational strategies on learning achievement in numeracy for pre-school children in Ol joro orok Zone, Nyandarua County. The study used a descriptive survey design with stratified sample population, within the stratified sample population, simple random sampling was done in order to produce the final sample. The population was based in schools which included head teachers, pre-school teachers and pre- school children. Data was collected through use of questionnaires, interview, observations, and checklists and performance of examinations. The data analysis for the study was carried out through descriptive and inferential statistics, at the descriptive level; results were reported in terms of means, frequencies and percentages. It was found that utilization of a wide variety of motivational strategies led to higher performance. When various motivational strategies were well used in the learning process, this gave rise to a good performance while lack of motivational strategies led to low performance. This was clearly reflected by the analysis of pre-test and post- test scores.