Use of Computer Aided Instruction in Teaching and Learning of Mathematics

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The paper investigates the use of computer aided instruction (CAI) in teaching and learning mathematics. It also explores the use of Instructional Materials Aided Methods (IMAM) as a close substitute. From the study, it was clear that computer-aided instruction enhanced the students performance in mathematics The design of the study was experimental. The hypothesis were tested using T-ratio at 0.05 level of significance and a reliability index of 0.85 was calculated from the test items; while the data were analyzed using mean and standard deviation.

Introduction
One of the problems of teaching and learning is the method of imparting knowledge to learners. According to stone (1991), the major difficulty in sciences is the method by which the subjects were customarily taught without regard to instructional materials. The pedagogical approach in imparting knowledge to learners has become inadequate to their needs.
Mathematics, like other science subjects, recorded poor students performance both in national and international examination (Ali, 1983). Many factors contributed to the performance of students in mathematics examination Akale, (1996), Okebukola and Jegede (1996), Ottiah (1997) and Ali (1998). The factors include:
a. Inability of the mathematics teachers to put across the mathematics concepts to the students.
b. Lack of skills and competence required for teaching mathematics.
c. Shortage of qualified mathematics teachers.
d. Lack of teaching materials and equipments.
The above problems confronting the teaching and learning of mathematics can be handled using Computer Aided Instruction (CAI). Computer Aided Instruction is a learning process in which students interacts with and is guided by a computer through the course of study aimed at achieving certain instructional goals (Eke 1988). The use of computer in teaching and learning has become…...

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