Activity -Based Learning Strategies in the Mathematics Classrooms

Azuka Benard Festus


The teaching and learning of mathematics in Nigerian schools have been in a dismal State as both the students and the teachers experience difficulties in the processes.  The result of this is poor performances of students in school and public examinations.  One major factor affecting students’ performances in mathematics is the pedagogy of the teachers.  Most teachers in Nigerian school system have been using the traditional or convectional method of teaching.  This method has been revealed by research as being ineffective.  Hence, there is now a need for a paradigm shift from the traditional method of teaching to effective learning method including active-based learning. But many teachers have the problem on how to identify and use the effective strategies for activity-based learning in the mathematics classroom.  This paper is focused on the strategies of achieving activity-based learning in the mathematics classroom.  The strategies include discovery approach of teaching, appropriate practical work, use of teaching aids, cooperative learning or small group learning, and discussion in class.  The paper concludes that teachers of mathematics should move away from traditional method to activity - based learning strategies.


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