The Integration of Mathematical Software Competency Quality into Mathematics Teachers’ Education in Delta State

Ejakpovi, S. U., Uveruveh, F. O. and Omoghenemuko, G. I
Keywords: Mathematical Software, Teachers’ Quality and New Classroom Technology
Journal of Inter-Disciplinary Studies on Contemporary Issues 2020 6(1/2), 48-57. Published: June 19, 2022


Abstract

The stumpy abilities of Mathematics teachers’ in the area of Mathematical Software literacy is one of the influences that cause Mathematics teachers not to improve the use of Mathematical Software as a tool to support teaching and learning of Mathematics in the classroom. This paper discusses Mathematics teachers’ quality in Mathematical Software literacy, its population comprised of ninety (90) Mathematics lecturers/teachers who are holders of Bachelor degrees and Master degrees in Mathematics in tertiary institutions in Delta State and a quasi-experimental design. The sample size consists of sixty (60) Mathematics teachers’ who were drawn from four (4) tertiary institutions of whom twenty-eight (28) Mathematics teachers’ hold Bachelor degrees in Mathematics and thirty two (32) Mathematics teachers’ hold Master degree in Mathematics. The simple random sampling technique was used to determine the sample size and the various selected tertiary institutions for the research study. The instrument for data collection was researchers developed questionnaire titled “Mathematical Software Competent Quality of Mathematics Teachers Questionnaires (MSCQMTQ)”. The research study was guided by two (2) formulated research questions and two (2) research hypotheses. The research questions were answered by the mean and standard deviation while the t-test Statistics was used to test the research hypotheses at 5% level of significance. The findings revealed that there was a significant difference between Mathematics teachers’ in the Experimental cohort and Mathematics teachers’ in the Control cohort who hold Bachelor degrees and Master degrees in Mathematics in Mathematical Software Competent Quality. Thus, it was recommended that Mathematics lecturers/teachers in all tertiary institutions should be trained on how to use Mathematical Software for research and building Mathematical Software literacy in the learners.