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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020) open journal systems 

Enriching Performance of Mathematics in Secondary Schools Using Mobile Learning

vitalis Agati Ndume, Dar Es salaam Institute of technology
Marietha Songoro, Ilala Municipal Council

To date, there has been limited understanding of how mobile learning could positively motivate teaching and learning in secondary education in Tanzania. More precisely, such an understanding could contribute significantly towards rescuing the poor performance in Mathematics that has been a typical feature characterizing the subject in Tanzania over the years. This paper reports on a study that aimed at exploring the methodology that could be adopted in Mobile Learning in order to improve performance in Mathematics in secondary schools in Tanzania. A cohort research design which involved students and teachers sampled from 10 private and public secondary schools in Ilala Municipality in Dar es Salaam region, was conducted over a period of four months. Questionnaires and documentary review were used as the instruments of data collection. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software. Results showed that the majority of participants accept the concept of using Mobile learning in education. The results also indicate that the use of technology had no adverse impact on the culture. Moreover, preliminary results on the mobile learning model showed that students’ understanding of Mathematics considerably improved.

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International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. ISSN: 1814-0556