ABSTRACT: The study examined Concept Mapping in Mathematics: Research into Practice, a case study of Ika Local Government Area. Two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The population for the study was all senior secondary II students from eight public secondary schools. One hundred Biology students were randomly selected from four selected public secondary schools in Ika Local Government Area. A quasi-experimental research design was employed in this study. Biology Achievement Test (BAT) was used as the instrument for data collection and independent t-test statistical method was employed in analyzing the data collected.
Findings revealed that there is a significant difference in academic performance of students taught Biology using concept mapping method of teaching and those taught using conventional method of teaching. Also, that females scored slightly higher than the males but when subjected to a t-test there was no significant difference in academic performance between male and female students taught Biology using concept mapping method of teaching. Based on the findings, it was recommended that concept mapping method should be used in teaching Biology concepts in secondary schools as to improve academic performance of students, interest and participation in the subject. Concept Mapping in Mathematics: Research into Practice