Department of Statistics
Akwa Ibom State College of Science and Technology
Nung Ukim, Ikono, Nigeria.

The study examined the influence of instructional materials on students academic performance in senior secondary school mathematics in Akwa Ibom State. In order to achieve it objective, the study adopted the ex-post factor survey design, A sample size of 1550 students’ were randomly selected from the population of 154,967 senior secondary school students in Akwa Ibom State. A cluster sampling technique was adopted and sample drawn from each cluster made
used of simple random sampling technique. Classroom Observation Checklist (COC) and Mathematics Achievements Scores (MAS) were validated and tested for reliability with the index of 0.63 and 0.70 respectively. The instruments were administered and the data obtained were analysed using mean, standard deviation and z-test. It was discovered that instructional materials significantly influenced students’ mathematics achievement in Akwa Ibom State secondary
schools. Moreover, schools that taught their students mathematics with instructional materials, performed better than those not taught with instructional materials. It was recommended that government should ensure that our schools are well equipped with appropriate instructional materials in order to facilitate learning. 


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