Don advocates use of calculators in schools




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aladeIBADAN – Alade Abimbade, a  professor of  Educational at the University of  Ibadan,  has examination bodies in the country encourage the use of calculators in schools.

Abimbade made the call in an inaugural lecture he delivered  on Thursday night at the Trenchard Hall of the university.

His lecture   entitled: “ and  Resources in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics: Antidote for Maths-Phobia.”

He said  school authorities should allow the use of calculators supplement teachers and students instructional aids in the teaching and learning of mathematics

Abimbade  said  there must be effective  teaching in the nation’ educational institutions for any meaningful and sustained development.

“Mathematics is the language of and .

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, Technology and Mathematics are interwoven and the school system must lay a sound foundation of mathematics teaching and learning from the primary school.

“Fear,  anxiety and phobia are not helpful in the acquisition of mathematics-knowledge,  whether early in life of mathematics learning or later in future.

“The teachers of mathematics and mathematics educators have a deal with these phenomena,” he said.

Abimbade also advocated the need to show and commitment to mathematics and subjects.

“ Studies  show  secondary school students do not really show commitment to the  learning of the subject.

“The subject of and commitment play a significant role in helping learners to confidence in the learning of mathematics and also high achievement in the subject,” he said. (NAN)

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