EFFECT OF SUM SWAMP GAME ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN NUMBER AND NUMERATION IN SOKOTO STATE
Keywords:Sum Swamp Game, Academic Performance, Number and Numeration,, Primary Pupils
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the Sum Swamp game in enhancing the academic achievement of primary school students in the subject of Number and Numeration in Sokoto State. The sample for this study consisted of 235 kids from 79 primary schools, whereas the population of interest was comprised of a total of 4761 primary school pupils. In this study, a convenient sampling method was employed to select four intact classes. The instrument utilised in the study was the Pupils Sum of Number Performance Test (PSNPT). The reliability of the instrument was determined to be 0.84 through the use of the Pearson Product Moment Coefficient Correlation (PPMCC). The research questions were addressed by calculating the mean and standard deviation, while the null hypotheses were tested using t-test statistics at a significance level of 0.05. The study revealed that the Sum Swamp game had a significant impact on the academic achievement of primary school students who were being taught numbers and digits. Therefore, it was determined that the use of the Sum Swamp game is an efficacious approach for instructing numbers and numbers. Additionally, the study provided recommendations, including the suggestion that including the Sum Swamp game in the instruction of numbers and digits may result in enhanced academic achievement among primary school students. Hence, it is imperative for mathematics educators in Sokoto State to use the game-based approach while instructing students on number and numeration concepts in primary school settings.