Location, Sex and Resource Availability Factors Affecting Technology Integration in Mathematics Learning in Abia State, Nigeria

Uwaezuoke, Felix OKECHUKWU, Ekwueme, Cecilia O.

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This paper investigated the effect of location, sex and resource availability on technology integration in mathematics learning in Abia state, Nigeria. It tried to  examine if; resource persons and facilities are available for technology integration in mathematics learning,  the separate effects of location and sex on the performance of students taught mathematics using technological tools, and determine the joint effect of location and sex on the performance of students taught mathematics using technological tools. The area of the study was Ikwuano LGA of Abia state, Nigeria; its geographical coordinates on the globe being 5o26´N 7o34´E. A survey and a quasi-experimental research designs were adopted. A check-list was used to check for availability of technological facilities while the geometry achievement test (GAT) was administered to generate pretest and posttest scores for data analysis. Data for quasi- experimental study was analyzed running ANCOVA using SPSS. After data analysis it was found that; uneven distribution and unavailability of technological resources and facilities are responsible for the differences in students’ performance within the semi-urban and rural divide when taught mathematics using technological tools, location had a significant effect while sex had no significant on students’ performance when taught mathematics using technological tools, and that sex and location had no significant joint effect on students’ performance when taught mathematics using technological tools.

Keywords: Location, sex, resource availability and ICT/technology integration.  


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