Use of games as medium for teaching and learning mathematical concepts among pre-schools in Kajiado Central Division, Kajiado County
Njoroge, Antony Fredrick Gitau
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Good early childhood mathematics is broader and deeper than mere practice in counting and adding. This study aims to the purpose of this study is to establish the extent to which pre-school teachers use games as a medium for teaching and learning mathematical concepts in selected pre-schools in Kajiado County. This study has significance due to limited number of studies available investigating the use of games in teaching mathematics in pre- schools in Kajiado County. The research findings will play a significant role to various stakeholders and policy makers in the teaching/learning of mathematics in Kenyan pre-schools and especially in Kajiado Central District. The study will also be useful to academicians interested in conducting further research in this subject matter. The study will be done in the sampled public pre-primary schools in Kajiado Central District, Kajiado County in Kenya. The study will be guided by Vygotsky’s social cultural theory and social constructivism. This study will employ a descriptive survey design that will seek to establish the extent to which pre-school teachers use games as a medium for teaching and learning mathematical concepts in selected pre-schools in Kajiado County. The study will be conducted in Kajiado central Division, Kajiado Central District Kajiado County. Data will be collected mainly by use of questionnaire method and participant observational checklist. The self-administered questionnaires will consist of structured, open and closed ended questions.
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