**Enhancing The Quality Of Teaching Mathematics Through The Use Of Computer Base Instruction**

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**CHAPTER ONE – INTRODUCTION**

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**1.1 Background to the Study**

Methods of teaching to achieve the desired instructional objectives in a lesson class have been a major concern of many research scholars over the years. This is so because if the learners fail to acquire the desired competence it therefore means that the teacher has also filed in his task to deliver effective instructions to the learner whose primary reason of going to school is to acquire new skills and knowledge. According to Umar (2013) “if the learners have not learnt, it therefore means that the teacher has not taught”. The teachers’ role in this regard is to ensure that appropriate method is selected in teaching the subject so that the learners derive much benefit from his lesson.

**Enhancing The Quality Of Teaching Mathematics Through The Use Of Computer Base Instruction**

Many students dread mathematics while many others who offer mathematics in secondary schools fail to perform maximally in public examinations. Perhaps owing to poor methods adopted by teachers in teaching the subject. In this regard Udo-Usoro (2006:242), observes that it is poor teaching that leaves the impression that mathematics is merely a tool subject composed of series of signs, symbols and laws of operation” Ekah (2005), point out that” methods adopted by the teacher can either make or mar the learner.

**Enhancing The Quality Of Teaching Mathematics Through The Use Of Computer Base Instruction**

This study on enhancing the quality of teaching mathematics through the use of computer-based instructions is therefore a unique step in this direction. In the view of Prozesky (2009), “computer-based instruction refers to instructions or renditions presented on a computer”. This author also hold the view that the adaptive process in computer makes it easier for the learner to adapt faster in the instructional procedures adopted by the teacher: that computer simulation and animations also serves as a catalyst for turning abstract concepts in science and mathematics to reality. This concept is based on the fact that when the learner’s interest forwards a particular subject is developed he will achieve more through self involvement and constant practice.

**Enhancing The Quality Of Teaching Mathematics Through The Use Of Computer Base Instruction**

This study will therefore, examine how computer simulation will enhance learn.ing of mathematics; improve retention through participation and quality interactions in the mathematics lesson class.

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