Availability and utilization of computer packages in learning of geometry in junior secondary schools in Port Harcourt metropolis
Charles-Ogan Gladys Ibibo, Amadi Joseph C
The study explored the availability and investigated the utilization of computer packages in learning of geometry in junior secondary schools in Port Harcourt metropolis. Descriptive survey design was used in carrying out this study. The population consisted of 2,547 JSS3 students in public junior secondary schools in Port Harcourt educational zone of Rivers State. Simple random sampling technique was used to get sample size of 220 JSS3 students(120 males & 100 females) for the study. Four objectives and four research questions guided the study. Frequency counts, percentages and mean were used to answer the research questions. Researchers-made questionnaire titled: Availability and Utilization of computer packages in learning of geometry (AUCPLG). was used for data collection. The instrument was face and content validated by three Mathematics experts. Reliability coefficient index of 0.85 was obtained using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation. The result revealed that the availability and utilization of computers and computer packages in the sampled junior secondary schools were inadequate. The result also revealed that students were motivated to learn geometry with the support of computer packages. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the government should ensure that Computers are adequately provided with all the required packages for teaching and learning of geometry and Mathematics teachers should endeavor to introduce the use of all the computer packages for learning geometry during instruction.