Zinyahs M. Zakka, Samson Oluyemi, Grace Twaki


The study examines gender representation in primary 5 and 6 mathematics textbooks currently use in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja- Nigeria. Content Analysis approach that involves Descriptive Statistics tool was used to count the number of male and female characters, and gender neutral characters. The frequency and percentage of male and female gender characters, and gender neutral characters were calculated. The results revealed that there is gender bias representation of male characters than female in the two textbooks but more in primary 5 mathematics textbook. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that there is need to create awareness of existence of gender bias in mathematics textbooks through workshops and seminal for teachers, curriculum planner, policy makers and writers.


Gender bias, Gender neutral character, Content Analysis, Gender representations, and Grades 5 and 6 Mathematics textbooks.

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