LESSON PLANNING IN TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS: TEACHERS PERCEPTIONS AND CURRENT PRACTICES
The present study was conducted to explore the perception of teachers about the importance of lesson planning for teaching of Mathematics at secondary level and to understand the current practices of using lesson planning in public sectors schools in Haripur. It was qualitative study and open ended questionnaire was used as a research tool. Population of the study consisted of total teachers who were teaching mathematics to class 10th students in district Haripur. Only 25 teachers of mathematics were chosen through convenient sampling technique for data collection. Data were personally collected and analyzed through thematic technique. At first raw data were collected then primary themes were identified. In the end secondary themes were identified and present in figurative way. At the end report was written. Mostly teachers were of the view that lesson planning played positive role in the academic achievement of students. Most of the teachers were not planning lessons to teach mathematics to the students of 10th class. It was recommended that teachers may be encouraged to use lesson planning prior to teach mathematics at secondary level.