Mathematics In Mathematics

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Mathematics education in Nigeria schools has undergone stages of innovation and development. The major reasons for these are to make teaching and learning of mathematics easier, to make mathematics more relevant and applicable to our economic, social, political, and technological growth. These have always been the utmost concern to our stakeholders: educational bodies, governments, parents and teachers. In actualization of the aims above, workshop and conferences were staged to gave a solid foundation to mathematics education curricula development and implementation. [To name but a few of such events are: The Benin Conference (1977) , The comparative Education Study and Adaptation Centre (1976) that took care of secondary-level mathematics…show more content…
It has been the bedrock of several subjects in the school curriculum and is indispensable to national goals and objectives. Every student with an objective of attaining a height in the knowledge of science must possess an average knowledge of mathematics. In this scientific age, we cannot underestimate the importance of mathematics. Mathematics has its limb in virtually all fields of study whichever mathematical or nonmathematical, not to discuss its influence in the mathematically related fields. In fact, Mathematics is the pivot on which all sciences, engineering, Business and even Social sciences revolve. Because of its importance many institutions of higher learning require a credit pass from senior secondary school students who seek admission to study various courses in these institutions. Mathematics is an intrinsic component of science and serves as a universal language and indispensable source of intellectual tools. Mathematics is widely regarded as the language of science and technology (Omek F. et al.,…show more content…
Mathematics Education in Nigeria finds its root in the traditional society before the introduction of formal education. It was used mainly in trading activities and taking stock of daily farming. Most traditional societies have their number systems. These could be seen in their market days and counting system. Despite the importance of Mathematics in the study of Physics, a large number of Physics students still perform woefully in this important subject. There has been a great concern in the world over by Mathematics educator about the level of mathematical understanding displayed by students in secondary schools. The development of any nation, which depends on science and technology, hinges on the nation’s science
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