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THE USE OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING BASIC MATHEMATICS IN ABUJA MUNICIPAL AREA COUNCIL, FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY

Authored By: Musa D. C., F. O. Olajumoke,

Article Number: 1709416029

Received Date: January 16th 2024 Published Date: March 2nd 2024

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This study investigated the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Teaching of Basic Mathematics in Junior Secondary Schools in Municipal Council Area of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The study adopted a survey design.  A sample size of 180 was used. The mathematics teachers were randomly selected from secondary schools in this area. This sample represents the entire population under study. The researcher employed a structured 26 items questionnaire to collect data from the respondents. The questionnaire utilized a four-point rating scale with responses including Strongly Agreed, Agreed, Disagreed and Strongly Disagreed. The data collected were analysed with descriptive statistic of frequency counts and percentages. From the findings, mathematics teachers were enthusiastic about the application of ICT in mathematics teaching but only few were able to incorporate it. Again the most common ICT applications used by the few teachers who are already making effort to integrate ICT into their teaching include: word processing packages and spreadsheet. The barriers identified were: lack of technical skills, poor electricity power supply in schools and lack of mathematics laboratories with ICT facilities. From the findings, the following recommendations were made: mathematics teachers should be encouraged to embrace the new method of teaching - use of ICT, in-service training for mathematics teachers; seminars and conferences should be organized by experts for mathematics teachers on ICT usage in teaching.  State government should make frantic efforts to provide all the necessary facilities and equipment for the proper ICT usage in teaching mathematics in secondary school.

Olajumoke, F. O. & Musa, D. C. (2024). The use of Information Communication Technology in teaching basic mathematics in Abuja Municipal Area Council, Federal Capital Territory. Journal of Science, Technology, and Education (JSTE); www.nsukjste.com/ 7(5), 56-67.

Musa D. C.
Nasarawa State University Keffi
F. O. Olajumoke,
National Mathematical Centre, Abuja.