International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 5, Issue 12 (2018)

Impacts of teacher knowledge and utilization of selected innovative instructional strategies on senior secondary student algebra achievement


Zalmon IG, Wonu N, Chikwem E

The study investigated the impacts of teacher knowledge and utilization of selected innovative instructional strategies on the senior secondary student algebra achievement in Rivers State, Nigeria. The study adopted the correlational research design of the survey type. A sample of 398 students and 228 teachers were randomly selected from 76 schools purposively selected for the study. Three research questions and a hypothesis guided the study. Teacher Knowledge and Utilization of Innovative Instructional Strategies (TKUIIS) and Algebra Achievement Test (AAT) were the two instruments used for data collection. Their reliability coefficients are 0.70 and 0.80 respectively. Descriptive statistic was used to answer the research questions while regression analysis was used to test the hypothesis. Findings revealed that Mathematics teachers have knowledge of the innovative instructional strategies particularly mastery learning and team teaching. They also utilized innovative instructional strategies for classroom delivery. Inquiry learning and vee mapping were the innovative instructional strategies mostly utilized by teachers. More findings revealed a joint significant contribution of teacher knowledge and utilization of innovative instructional strategies on senior secondary student achievement in algebra. From the findings, innovative instructional strategies should be utilized by Mathematics teachers for improved teaching and learning of algebra in the secondary schools.
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Zalmon IG, Wonu N, Chikwem E. Impacts of teacher knowledge and utilization of selected innovative instructional strategies on senior secondary student algebra achievement. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 5, Issue 12, 2018, Pages 209-214
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