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The roles of games in teaching and learning of mathematics in junior secondary schools

RE Orim, CO Ekwueme

Abstract


The paper examined the role of games in teaching and learning of Mathematics in junior secondary schools. The research seeks to enhance the status of games in teaching mathematics in junior secondary schools curriculum because of the place of Mathematics in the teaching and learning of other subject areas. Though viewed by learners with negative attitude and hatred, the paper reveals that the use of games and activities can make the mathematics enjoyable. In the paper, practice, motivation, understanding and suppression of anxiety are some of the reasons behind the use of
games in Mathematics teaching and learning. Since Mathematics is a dreaded subject, the paper concluded that basic facts must be learned before moving to basic application and each level of application should build on already learned materials.



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