Dr Anne Ndidi Meremikwu & David Kingdom Amoramo
This research work was designed to determine the comparative effect of visual and verbal algebraic methods of teaching quadratic equation on academic achievement of secondary school students in Akamkpa LGA of Cross River State, Nigeria. Study design was experimental design and involved 160 Senior secondary II (SSII) students drawn by stratified random sampling from four schools, on equal basis. The researchers taught and administered achievement test to both groups. Data generated were subjected to statistical analysis using independent t-test at .05 level of significance. Result shows that students taught quadratic equations with the visual method outperformed their counterpart taught with verbal algebraic method. It was recommended that training of Mathematics teachers on pedagogical skills should emphasize media education and utilization of concrete aids in teaching. Teachers should use visual method in teaching mathematics, and there should be refresher courses for mathematics teachers to keep them abreast with new methods and materials in mathematics education.