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ERIC Number: EJ792865
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
How Manipulatives Affect the Mathematics Achievement of Students in Nigerian Schools
Aburime, F. Ehi.
Educational Research Quarterly, v31 n1 p3-15 Sep 2007
Mathematics is a very important subject in Nigeria. Yet, for more than twenty years, mathematics education in Nigeria has been in a sorry state. Mathematics achievement has been very low and frustrating. So far, every effort made to save Nigerian education from the devastating effect of persistent poor mathematics achievement has failed. An experiment to address the problem of poor achievement in mathematics in Nigerian high schools was carried out in Edo State of Nigeria. Eighteen simple improvised geometric manipulatives were made from ordinary cardboard paper. The manipulatives were used in teaching students in experimental group. There was a control group of students which did not study with manipulatives. Scores were collected from mathematics test taken by students in both experimental and control groups. Statistical analysis showed that students in the experimental group (who were taught with manipulatives) were clearly better than students in the control group who were not instructed with manipulatives. (Contains 5 tables.)
Behavioral Research Press. Grambling State University, Math Department, P.O. Box 1191, Grambling, LA 71245. Tel: 318-274-2425; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria