INFLUENCE OF INTERACTIVE TEACHING METHODS ON ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS AMONG PRESCHOOL CHILDREN, IN NYANG’OMA ZONE, MUHORONI DISTRICT, KENYA

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The place of mathematics in the curriculum and the  achievement of the children
studying it have been identified as needing special attention. Mathematics is widely
recognized by pupils, parents and teachers to be the important qualification for
employment or for further studies. Many teachers teach mathematics without knowing
enough about the subject or about the current ideas of teaching it. The purpose of this
study was to investigate the influence of interactive teaching methods on pre-school
children’s achievement in mathematics in Nyang’oma zone, Muhoroni District. An ex-
post facto research design was used in the study. The study targeted a population of 18
preschools, 54 teachers, and 720 children. The instruments for the study were
questionnaires, interview for teachers and document analysis guide. Data were analyzed
using descriptive statistics. The statistics calculated were frequencies, means and
percentages. The findings of the study established  that Interactive methods greatly
promote the achievement of the child in mathematics activities. Most children who were
involved in using interactive methods in learning recorded high mean scores in number
work activities. Therefore the study recommends the use of interactive methods in pre-
schools to promote children’s achievement in mathematics. Teacher’s qualification,

Author: 
CARILUS ONYANGO AGANGO
Unit: 
COMMTECH

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