Application of Computer Software Program in Solving Mathematical Problems

Adenegan, K. E. and Abdulazeez, I. O.

 

Department of Mathematics, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo

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Phone: +2347066256619

Abstract: Mathematics instruction is among the most explored research area in education. There have been considerably varied computer applications in the field of Mathematics. This paper is an investigation into Application of Computer Software Program in Solving Mathematical Problems (CSPSMP) with in-depth consideration of its challenges and possible panacea towards enhancing mathematical problem solving. An experimental research was used for the study. The sample for the study comprised quadratic equation and system of linear equations. The data collected from the manual method and the developed computer software programs were analyzed by using the Chi-square statistical method. The x2-calculated value of 0.01137 was obtained which is less than the x2-critical value of 3.84 at 0.05 alpha level, hence the hypothesis is retained/accepted. The study revealed that the computer software program is an improved method of solving mathematical problems. Based on the findings of the study, the researcher made some recommendations as possible panacea towards the challenges identified which can lead to positive attitude of mathematicians towards the use of computer software program in solving mathematical problems.

Keywords: Computer, Program, Programming, software, Mathematics, Information Technology

EXPLORING EXPERIMENTAL MATHEMATICS: THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE IN SOME SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ONDO WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ONDO STATE

OMOLA OLUWASANMI SAMUEL & ADENEGAN KEHINDE EMMANUEL

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS, ADEYEMI COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ONDO, ONDO STATE

Email:adeneganke@aceondo.edu.ng

Abstract: The study explored the state of experimental Mathematics in the Nigerian schools, using some selected senior secondary schools in Ondo, Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo state. Two hypotheses were tested for, to show the relevance of the method of teaching and some research questions were raised to critically find out the state of the use of the method. Research instruments such as questionnaire and observation was employed to gather adequate data while t-test statistics was used to analyze the data. It was found that, there is significant difference in the achievement of students taught using laboratory method of teaching compared to other methods of teaching and that there is no significant difference in the performance of male and female students when using experimental method of teaching. But the method is shied away from by most schools. Recommendations were provided to improve the state of use of the method in Nigerian classrooms.

THE INITIAL VALUE PROBLEM OF ICT AND MATHEMATICS AS BOUNDARY DEGRADING FACTOR

Adebowale A.

 

Email :Adesolaadebowale23@gmail.com

Abstract: ABSRTACT:

At the stock exchange market, Mathematics and ICT has been playing a significant role in the development and implementation of a nation’s exchange rate. The statistical rate of exchange nowadays can be determined strictly with the information and technological advancement of that nation. The initial poor statistical and mathematical manipulation of data and lack of information communication technology has immensely contributed to the boundary problem and the present economic instability.

Efficiency and Selectivity of gillnet mesh sizes for assessing fish composition of Egbe Water Reservoir, Ekiti State, Nigeria

·        Adebola,O.T, Bello, A.O, Fagbenro, O.A and Sabejeje, T.A

 

·         Email:adebolaoluwatoyin@yahoo.com

·         Abstract: Comparism of five (5) different gillnet mesh sizes ranging from 50.8mm, 63.5mm, 78.2mm, 88.9mm, and 101.6mm was done at four (4) different sampling stations along the banks of the reservoir to evaluate the efficiency and selectivity of gillnet mesh sizes for assessing fish composition in Egbe water reservoir, between April, 2014 and January, 2016, they were designated as A (Odode), B (Church), C (Ayepe) and D (Dawodu). The nets were set at 6.00pm and hauling done in the morning at 8.00am, fishermen were well monitored to avoid sampling bias and ensure a constant fishing effort. The fishes were sorted into separate container based on gillnet mesh sizes and also species. The total length and weight of individual were taken, Simpson’s index, Simpson reciprocal index and Evenness were determined. The percentage composition by biomass fish landing was recorded. 31,905 fishes belonging to 7 species and 5 families were recorded. The most abundant family was the Cichlids represented by 3 major species, Oreochromis niloticus, Coptodon zillii, and Tilapia guineensis. All the net types captured all the fish species but the smallest gill net mesh size (50.8mm) captured a greater number than others, this shows that the smaller bar mesh nets were more efficient for capturing more fishes than other graded mesh nets, but should be discouraged for artisanal fishing activities in the study area, other gears like hook and line, cast nets and traps should be encouraged.

Hard drug trafficking, a global threat to human health and educational development.

Sabejeje, A. J.

 

Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo.

Email sabegentle@gmail.com

 ABSTRACT
The aim of this study is to investigate hard drug trafficking which is becoming a global threat to human health and educational development. Research survey design was employed for this study. Two hundred students were randomly sampled out from the population of the study which involved secondary school students from Ondo East and Ondo West local government areas of Ondo State. Self developed questionnaire was used to generate relevant information from the respondents. Four hypotheses were generated, tested and analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Results of the findings revealed that students in Ondo East and West Local Government Area were well informed about the side effects of hard drug trafficking on human health and other highlighted options. It is further revealed that there is significant level of awareness in the side effect of hard drug trafficking on academic achievement of students. It was recommended that details on hard drug trafficking on human health, academic achievement of students and nation’s educational development should be more embedded in the curriculum at all educational levels in Nigerian schools.

Keywords: Hard drug, trafficking, global threat, human health and educational development

APPLICATION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY TO THE TEACHING OF CHEMISTRY AMONG SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN ONDO WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ONDO STATE.

AKINWALE. M.A* and Olarinoye.N.O
Department of Chemistry
Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo


Akinmathewthegreat73@yahoo.com

Abstract
Information and communication technologies have gained popularity of being veritable compliments in teaching and learning situation. This study specifically investigated the application of information and communication technology in teaching and learning of chemistry in senior secondary school levels.
The study sample comprises of selected secondary schools in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State. The sample consisted of two hundred and eighty two (282) students and eighteen (18) secondary school teachers who were randomly selected from public and private schools from Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The result revealed that most of the teachers were not aware of some ICT teaching-learning packages such as Aqion, ACDchemsketch, Video clips, 3D representation etc. The response from the students showed that they are not familiar with the use of ICT.
The study recommends that all stakeholders should embrace and encourage the use of information and communication technology in schools in order to be in line with the global standard.
KEY WORDS: Information, Communication, Stakeholders, Technology.

On Application of Lagrange Method of Undetermined multiplier In optimization of Triangles.

Olademo, J. O. A., Adenegan, K. E. and Famuagun, K. S.

 

Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo

Email johnsonolademo@gmail.com

Abstract: Generally, Mathematics is the study of patterns. Every day, everywhere, we are surrounded by mathematical pattern of different shapes. Common among them are tiles, ceilings, carpets, etc. This paper studied the relationship between a circle and its circumscribed triangle, formulation of model for the area of such triangle, and applied lagrange method of undetermined multiplier to obtain the shape of the triangle when the area is as least as possible. Extension of this pattern could generate chain of patterns that are beautiful to the extent of being useful in designing ceiling, tiles and other building patterns. When this pattern is extended to two or more of this figure, some mathematical shapes are found such circles, triangles, hexagons, kites, rhombus, etc.
Keywords: Calculus of Variation, Maxima, Minima, Multiplier.

ENHANCING EFFECTIVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM IN NIGERIAI VIA INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT)

ADISA TIMOTHY OLUWOLE, ADELUSI, JOSEPH O. AND AKINMUSERE KAYODE AYO

 

Department of Physical and Health Education ACE Ondo

Email:odunwole07@gmail.com

Abstract: Information and Communication Technologies are tools that facilitate communication, processing and transmission of information and sharing of knowledge in this 21st century. Health care delivery system are the provision of health services to a given population, agencies and the personnel like nurses, physicians etc. in developing countries like Nigeria; information is not always easily obtained due to lack of proper record keeping. Preventable disease and premature death still inflict on a high toll, access to health care services affect many communities and regions. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the answer to every aspect of health sector. Hence, this study therefore, examined: the essential roles and methods of the Information and Communicable Technology in enhancing effective health care delivery system in Nigeria. Consultations and interactions to Health Care Centers were carried out to ascertain the use of Telemedicine, eNets, mhealth. This paper therefore concludes that every health sector should make use of Information and Communication technology for effective health care delivery.

Key words; Information and Communication Technology, health, delivery, Nigeria

ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION IN BIOLOGY A TOOL FOR REDUCING UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG STUDENTSOF HIGHER INSTITUTION.

Ibukunoluwa M.R and Olatunji C.A
Abstract
This research work examined entrepreneurial education in biology as a tool for reducing
unemployment among graduates. The research work was based on data gotten from students of
Adeyemi College of Education Ondo, Ondo west local government area of Ondo state. A
questionnaire titled SAB “Skilled Acquisition in biology” consisting of 25 items was
administered to 150 students of biology at different level of study. Descriptive research method
was adopted to collate relevant data. The information gathered were analyzed to answer the
research hypothesis and interpreted using t-test statistical tool, the result of the analyzed data
showed that the high turnout of graduates from all higher institution of learning in the country increases the rate of unemployment. The economic implication of this is a decline in the
employment opportunity of the nation. The result also showed that there was significant
difference between entrepreneurial education in biology and unemployment of graduates in
biology. The research also recommends adequate funding of entrepreneurial programs, making
loans available to graduates so as to practice the skills acquired during their course of study
instead of depending on white collar jobs.

UTILIZATION, ACCESSIBILITY AND PROFICIENCYOF ICT DEVICES IN THE TEACHING ANDLEARNING OF PHYSICS AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

AYOOLA, Y.A (PhD)

 

Department of Physics, Osun State College Of Education' Ilesa, Osun State

Email:mayoola1@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract: Abstract
The main thrust of this paper is to ascertain the degree of access to ICT and examine the proficiency of the use of ICT devices such as lap-tops, power-point, multimedia, data projector, one and two-way interactive equipment, Local Area Network (LAN) Wide Area Network (WAN), library-based computer among others in solving problem in Physics and in othersubjects in general. Three hypotheses were formulated; which is to establish whether there were significant differences in access to ICT devices and proficiency in the use of the ICT devices among the Physics student in some selected privately-owned and public secondary school. A descriptive research design of the survey type was adopted. The sample consisted of 100 Physics students randomly selected from the purposively selected private and public schools. A self-designed questionnaire was used with some task to measure their skill proficiency in ICT. The data collected was analysed using frequency counts, percentage score and chi-square statistic. All hypotheses were tested at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The study revealed that student in private schools have more access to ICT and are more proficient in the use of ICT than the public student. Based on the findings, implication to the school managers and the counselors were enumerated. Recommendations were made on how to utilize the ICT devices, human resources and counseling services to foster successful academic performance among secondary school students.