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The purpose of this study was to ascertain the effect of Multimedia Projection on Senior Secondary

Students’ achievement and interest in Sets. Four research questions and six null hypotheses guided the

Study. The design of the study was quasi-experimental, non-equivalent Control Group Design. This design

was apt since randomization of subjects was not done and intact classes were used. The population for

the study was 2,809 SSI students made up of 1,246 males and 1,563 females and the sample size was

200 students from the four intact classes used for the study. Each intact class came from one co-

educational school used for the study-two from Nsukka zone for experimental and control groups.

Similarly, the other two came from Enugu Education zone, one for Experimental and the other for Control

group. Multistage sampling technique was employed for the study; purposive sampling was used in

selecting four state schools with functional computers. The four intact classes used were therefore

purposely drawn from the four coeducational schools in Enugu State of Nigeria. Balloting without

replacement was used in determining which of the two schools, in each education zone, becomes the

Experimental group’s school and which one becomes the Control group. The instruments of Set

Achievement Test (SAT) and Set Interest Scale (SIS) were used to collect data on the cognitive

achievement and interest of students in Sets respectively. The four research questions were answered

using means and standard deviations while Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used in testing the

hypotheses at 0.05 levels of significance. The results revealed that the use of MUMPPAS in form of CAL

package as a teaching method increased students’ achievement and interest in sets more than the

conventional chalkboard method of teaching. Both male and female students achieved highly as a result

of the use of MUMPPAS and there was no significant interaction effect between MUMPPAS treatment

and gender on students’ achievement in Sets also interest of male and female students in experimental

group increased highly as a result of the use of MUMPPAS. However, there was significant interaction

effect between MUMPPAS and gender on students’ interest in Sets. Based on the results, it was

recommended among others that Mathematics teachers be trained on how to master the technique needed for preparation and use of CAL package like MUMPPAS for effective teaching and learning ofdifferent concepts in Mathematics by students.



Background of the Study

Mathematics as a subject is the study of quantity, structure, space, relation, change and various topics of pattern, form and entity (Wikibooks, 2011). It promotes the training of the mind. It is an indispensable subject and the Queen of sciences (Guass, 1856).Borel(2014) stated that Mathematics is the queen of Sciences, a servant of Science subjects while Life (2014) viewed Mathematics as King of Arts, Queen of Science. It is also a science of number and shapes (Carl, 1984). Mathematics is used every day by everyone especially in this present scientific and technological world. Emphasis in Nigeria today is on technological development and mathematics is needed for this technological development. Linking Mathematics to development and progress through Science and Technology, Azuka (2002) stated that the arrows connecting mathematics with development and progress of any nation are as shown below:

Mathematics Science Technology  Development and Progress. In line with this relationship between Mathematics, Science and technology, Harbor Peters (2001a) remarked that mathematics remains the pivot on which any true science can rest and no true science can succeed without going through mathematical demonstration; that any nation that wants to develop technologically begins by developing her mathematical arts right from the classroom. In other words, mathematics and science are important in our daily lives. It is this importance of mathematics that has made Ukeje in Onah (2004) to stress that without mathematics, there is no science; without science, there is no modern technology, and without modern technology, there is no modern society. 

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