Mr. B. A. OGUCHE 1, Prof. C. O. IJI 1, Dr. A. O. AGBO-EGWU 1 and Prof. A. N. O. OCHU 2
1 Department of Mathematics Education, Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria 2 Department of Science Education, Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
The study determined the effect of computer animation on students’ interest in Geometry in Ankpa Education Zone, Kogi State, Nigeria. Non-randomized pre-test, post-test, non-equivalent control group, quasi-experimental research design was adopted. Two research questions asked and three hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance. Purposive sampling of 170 (SS 3) students was used from the population of 3800 students for the study. The same technique was used in selecting two schools for the experimental and control groups. One instrument, Longitude and Latitude Interest Scale (LLIS) was used for data collection. The reliability of LLIS was ascertained using Cronbach Alpha was found to be 0.84 which showed that the instrument was reliable. The results revealed that students taught Geometry using computer animation had higher mean interest ratings. Also, there is no significant difference between the mean interest ratings of students in the experimental group based on gender. Both the male and female students improved in their interest in geometry taught using computer animation during the period of this study. Since the use of computer animation enhanced students’ interest, new mathematics curriculum that aimed at making mathematics learning interesting by meeting the natural diversities that exist among students is recommended.
Keywords: Mathematics, Geometry, Longitude, Latitude, Computer Animation, Interest
How to Cite this Article:
Oguche, B. A., Iji, C. O., Agbo-Egwu, A. O. & Ochu, A. N. O. (2023). Enhancing Secondary School Students’ Interest in Geometry via the Utilization of Computer Animation in Ankpa Education Zone, Kogi State, Nigeria. VillageMath Educational Review (VER), 4(1), 49-57. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8330282