The Effect of Music on the Acquisition of Mathematical Skills in Early Childhood Education in the Buea Municipality of Cameroon



This study set out to investigate the effect of music on the acquisition of mathematical skills in early childhood education in Buea Municipality. A sample of 30 pupils and 30 teachers were sampled through the purposive sampling technique. Four instruments were used to collect data; a structured questionnaire designed using the Likert scale and an interview guide for teachers while a working memory test and participant’s observation was used to collect data from the pupils. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics in the form of percentages, charts and frequencies were used to present demographic information and to answer the research questions, while inferential statistics with the aid of independent one-way ANOVA was used as a statistical tool to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between music and the acquisition of mathematical skills in early childhood education. Implications and recommendations were made to teachers, parents and the government as well as suggestions for further studies was made based on these findings.

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How to Cite

Moluayonge, G. E. (2022). The Effect of Music on the Acquisition of Mathematical Skills in Early Childhood Education in the Buea Municipality of Cameroon. European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, 3(2), 86–92.

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