Utilization of Mobile Applications to Enhance Teaching of Mathematics and Science in Basic Schools in the Cape Coast Metropolis (Published)
Primarily, the study focused on finding out the type(s) of educational mobile apps often used by basic school teachers in the teaching of mathematics and science, how educational mobile apps can be utilized to enhance the teaching of mathematics and science and the challenges teachers face when using educational mobile applications in the teaching of mathematics and science in the basic schools. The study was conducted in the Cape Coast Metropolis in the Central Region of Ghana and a descriptive survey design was utilized in orderto explore the phenomenon in question. A total of 70 basic school mathematics and science teachers were sampled, using simple random sampling techniques. The study employed the use of questionnaires as the main means of data collection. The descriptive analytical techniques (frequencies and percentages) were applied to analyse the data collected. Findings revealed that educational games were often used by teachers in the teaching of mathematics and science. Also, it was revealed that majority of teachers used these educational mobile applications in lesson notes preparation and poor internet connectivity was a challenge to teachers in the utilization of these mobile applications in the teaching of mathematics and science. Conclusions, implications and recommendations were further discussed in the work.