SURVEY OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL NEEDS OF MATHEMATICS TEACHERS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN OYO STATE
This study examined the availability of instructional material needs of mathematics teachers in teaching mathematics in secondary schools. Several instruments are required by the mathematics teachers to teach mathematics effectively. This study made use of descriptive research design of survey type and the population of interest is the mathematics teachers in senior public secondary school. The sample is made up of 80 Mathematics teachers. Simple random sampling technique was used to select the teachers. Data were collected through the use of questionnaire. Section A consists of socio-demographic information while Section B consists of checklists of Instructional materials needed for teaching Mathematics effectively by the Mathematics teachers. The findings of the study showed that there are little or no availability of instruments needed by mathematics teachers, the available ones are not adequate to teach mathematics in the schools sampled and that the available ones cannot be utilized by the teachers. Based on these findings and conclusion researcher made the following recommendations that trained mathematics teachers should be allowed to teach Mathematics in various secondary schools regardless of the location and size of the school for effective teaching of the subject. Workshops and in-service training or refreshers course for mathematics teachers should be put in place to keep mathematics teacher update on how to use instructional material when teaching for effective and to enhance high academic performance in the subject
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