Developing computational fluency with whole numbers among primary school (IV) students’ following Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development in Katagum local government area of Bauchi state
Alkali Bappah Muhammad, Shehu Ibrahim
The study was aimed to develop computational fluency with whole numbers following Vygosky’s Zone of Proximal Development among primary school pupils. The study carried out on primary (iv) pupils in Katagum Local Government area of Bauchi state, Nigeria. Developing computational fluency becomes a problem of our students at primary school levels during learning process in Mathematics subject. These problem may arise due to teaching strategies applied in the teaching of Mathematics at the early stage of learning, as such our students has difficulty in understanding basic operations with numbers. This study adopted an experimental research which 50 primary (iv) students’ was taught effectively and developed in computational fluency with whole numbers and the operation of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The result shows that students’ performance and attitude improved significantly compared with those taught using conventional method. It is recommended that, the method the students’ uses to compute should be grounded in understanding structure of the number system and the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division for constructing solid foundation to better learning of Mathematical concepts and Mathematic subject in general. And Computational fluency is an essential goal for school Mathematics.