REINVIGORATING SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ INTEREST IN GEOMETRY USING GEOENZO SOFTWARE (GS) IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA

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AGE, TERUNGWA JAMES
IJI, CLEMENT ONWU
ABAKPA, BENJAMIN OGBOLE
ANYAGH, PAUL IGBER

Abstract

The study investigated how the use of GeoEnZo software invigorated Secondary School (SS1) students’ interest in Geometry. The study was carried out in Benue State–Nigeria.  The design of the study was quasi-experimental of non-randomized pre-test post-test control group. The sample comprised 457 out of 12,308 SS1 students in 308 Government Grant Aided secondary schools in Benue State, Nigeria. Three research questions and Three hypotheses guided the study. The instrument used for data collection was Geometry Interest Inventory (GII). The instrument was duly validated by four experts in Mathematics Education and one expert in Measurement and Evaluation of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi. The reliability coefficients of GII was calculated to be 0.96 using Cronbach Alpha. Data were collated and analyzed using Mean, Standard Deviation and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). The research questions were answered using the Mean and Standard Deviation and the research hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance using ANCOVA.  Results revealed that students in the experimental group manifested greater (X=3.21)  interest in geometry taught than those in control group (X=2.69) . The study also revealed improvement in interest (0.00 < 0.05) as been statistically significant.  The experimental group revealed no gender differences in the levels of interest in Geometry concepts they were exposed to. It was therefore recommended among others, that teachers should use GeoEnZo in the teaching of Geometry as well as other Mathematics concepts.

Keywords:
GeoEnZo software, interest, secondary school, geometry

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JAMES, A. T., ONWU, I. C., OGBOLE, A. B., & IGBER, A. P. (2021). REINVIGORATING SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ INTEREST IN GEOMETRY USING GEOENZO SOFTWARE (GS) IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA. Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science, 15(6), 1-9. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/JOGRESS/article/view/7237
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