INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF COMPUTATIONAL THINKING INTEGRATION ON MATHEMATICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN AKURE SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ONDO STATE
Human beings are all just thinking creatures, whether consciously or unconsciously. This means that mankind will always think. Human beings themselves have had to amass reason and wisdom based on these tools that they depend upon for survival. Thus, the goal of this research is to investigate whether Instruction in mathematical problem-solving methods based on principles of Computational thinking can help raise academic performance among senior secondary school students. In terms of the design, the study used a non-randomization pretest-posttest control group quasi-experiment. This study randomly assigned 105 students each; to experimental and control classes. Therefore, the direction of this research proceeds from quaternary questions and a quaternary hypothesis. Data were collected using a Posttest Mathematics Accomplishment Test (PMAT) designed by the researchers. Statistical Package for Social Science version 23 was used to analyze the data. The study questions were answered descriptively using mean and standard deviation, and the hypotheses were assessed using a student's t-test with an alpha-level coefficient of 0.05. The experiment shows that students in the experimental group performed better after testing; even though the two groups were on the same level before the experiment. However, the scores of male and female students in the experimental group turned out not to be too far apart. On the ability to retain the skills learned longer, the findings revealed that students in the experimental group did better than those in the control group. Based on this, it was therefore suggested, among others; that basic computational thinking be included in secondary-school education.
Investigating the Impact, Mathematical Problem-Solving Skills, Computational Thinking Integration, Senior Secondary School Students.