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Digital Games for Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Nigeria Schools

Digital Games for Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Nigeria Schools
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Author(s): Ayotola Aremu (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) and Adebowale Adebagbo (Yaba College of Technology, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 18
Source title: Globalized Curriculum Methods for Modern Mathematics Education
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Adedeji Tella (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6158-3.ch005

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Abstract

Fractions are among some concepts in mathematics that pupils in Nigeria primary find difficult to learn, and teachers find difficult to teach. These problems require solutions because mathematics knowledge is germane for technological advancement and national development. Pupils need to be actively involved in constructing their knowledge and digital mathematics learning games could be helpful. Thus, this study investigated the effects of digital mathematics games on primary pupils' achievement in fractions concepts. An appropriately validated pupil fractions achievement test (PFAT) was used to collect data for the study. Data collected were analyzed using t-test. It was revealed that pupils exposed to digital mathematics games performed significantly better than those exposed to conventional method. There is significant difference between achievements of male and female pupils exposed to game-based strategy.

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