Dr. David Iortuhwa Takor 1 and Dr. Onoge Honmane 2
1 Department of Mathematics, Federal Government College Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria
2 Department of Science Education, Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria
This study sees Mathematics standing instructions as one of the ways to instill consciousness that translate mathematical thoughts and ideas to concrete actions for character building and development among secondary school students. The study investigated the impact of Mathematics standing instructions on youth employability in the production and sale of nose mask in Enugu metropolis. Using a survey design, the researchers sampled 165 students (within the age group 16 – 19 years) who produced and sold nose mask during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Data was collected using Disciplinary Measures of Mathematics Standing Instructions Questionnaire (DMMSIQ), an eighteen-item researcher-developed instrument validated by five experts. The result of the study revealed that disciplinary measures of Mathematics standing instructions are able to instilled consciousness of positive use of time, taking right action, right decision making and character building and development in the life of the students. Among recommendations made were that Mathematics teachers need to be strict adherents to standing instructions when marking students’ Mathematics class work, assignment, tests and terminal examinations.
Keywords: Mathematics standing instructions, character building and development, consciousness, COVID-19 pandemic, rubric specification, nose mask production, Mathematics Education
How to Cite this Article:
Takor, D. I. & Honmane, O. (2022). Impact of Mathematics Standing Instructions on Youth Employability in the Production and Sale of Nose Mask during COVID-19 Pandemic in Enugu Metropolis, Nigeria. VillageMath Educational Review (VER), 4(1), 26-36. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7225535