Using Interactive Charts in a Demonstration Lesson to Help Learners of Colleges of Education Teach Measurement of Angle Properties of Parallel Lines in Basic Schools
The main objective of the study was to examine the efficacy of using interactive charts in a demonstration lesson to equip second year learners of both Foso College of Education and Accra College of Education with practical ways of teaching aspects of mathematics to learners in their placement schools. The topic chosen for the demonstration was measuring angle properties of parallel lines. All second year mathematics major learners in both schools were used for the study. The sample was made up of 4 ladies representing11% and 32 gentlemen representing 89% in Foso College of Education and 12 girls representing 23% and 40 gentlemen representing 77% in Accra College of Education. The data was presented using descriptive statistics. The authors, meeting at a subject based workshop seemed to have the same challenges with their elective mathematics learners in their respective schools and decided to pair and work out strategies to unearth their learners’ creative potentials to teach mathematics in an interactive way. The study identified the causes of the learners’ lack of creative potentials at the pre-intervention stage which was done through observation and interview as inadequate teaching learning resources at the colleges and tutors’ continuous use of lecture method with little or no hands-on activities.
Then the interactive charts designed by Benjamin Tettey were introduced as a suitable option to address the problem. The intervention procedure was carried out by the authors in each other’s college, that is, Miss Mary Acquah in Accra College of Education and Mr. Benjamin Ayerkain Tettey in Foso College of Education. The new pre-tertiary lesson plan template was modified and prepared by Miss Ruby Jecty, a Teacher Professional Learning Coordinator (TPLC) in Foso College of Education, who we engaged in the preparation stage, acted as a critical friend for the observation of the enactments in both colleges and a reflective practitioner who took both tutors through a professional digital reflection to discuss the strengths and areas of improvements of the enactments. A post intervention result established that when learners are exposed to the use of interactive chart intervention activities, they became very imaginative and innovative as they can suggest other innovative ways of teaching other topics in mathematics and develop positive interest towards the teaching mathematics. The results of the study were collated by Miss Mary Acquah. Based on the pre-during and post enactment discussion with the TPLC, the recommendations were made by both tutors. The template is used to format your paper and style the text. All margins, column widths, line spaces, and text fonts are prescribed; please do not alter them.
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