The Roles of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Teaching and Learning of Mathematics for Educational Development in Nigeria

DELE-ROTIMI, ADEJOKE OLUMIDE

MATHEMATICS DEPT, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IKERE EKITI

Email Address:delerotimi@ymail.com

Abstract: This study examined the roles of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning of mathematics for educational development in Nigeria. This study adopted descriptive design of survey type. It involves 1000 secondary school teachers selected from the three senatorial districts in Ekiti State using purposive random sampling technique. Questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics and t-test at 0.05 level of significance. The result showed that the use of ICT significantly influence teaching and learning of Mathematics in secondary schools. There was significant influence of teachers’ attitude on the use of ICT for teaching and learning of Mathematics. The use of ICT in teaching and learning of Mathematics was found in the study to improving educational development in Nigeria. It promotes and enhances independent and self-study, bridges the gap between teachers and students, globalised mathematical skills and knowledge thereby changed students’ practices positively, helps the physically challenged to move freely to have access to the learning of mathematics and helps those in the remote area to have access to learning. It is therefore recommended that secondary school students should be provided and given access to one computer each during the teaching and learning of mathematics to enable them develop their full capacity and potential in the use of computer for learning, teachers and instructors of mathematics should be given or have access to computer and all other instructional media with proper orientation on how to use them for teaching and learning process. There should be regular training and re-training for Mathematics teachers in public schools on the use of computer