Development and evaluation of instructional materials in mathematics

Instructional materials are used to help transfer information and skills to others. These are used in teaching at places like schools, colleges and universities. These can include textbooks, films, audio, and more. Instructional materials are the tools teachers use to teach their students. The effectiveness of instructional materials matters in the classroom since students have different learning styles. For major instructional materials, they must be reviewed by a committee.

If it is approved, then the materials are adopted into the curriculum. Some examples of instructional materials are Powerpoint presentations, videos, and computers. As technology advances, there are more effective instructional materials available which can greatly help students learn. There are many kinds of instructional materials: textbooks, visual aids such as posters and models, computer programs, videos, etc. The common characteristic of all of them is that they should enhance teaching in a meaningful, interesting way.

What is a LEARNING MODULE? A learning module is otherwise known as a self-learning kit (SLK). It consists of systematic sequenced materials for learning. (F. Hidago, 1994) The teaching-learning module in a vast variety of subjects was proven effective as an instructional tool. This is an innovation in the education of new generation of learners who are described as self-directed learners. The significance of learning modules is based on the groundwork that college students may learn through different methods.

Classroom discussion may turn to be effective but may omit essential part of learning and understanding. Planning on how students may learn still suggests that there is no single methodology in their learning process. Significant learning should be self-initiated and teachers should be there to guide and to supervise progress. We should let students discover what they would like to discover in the subject being introduced and give more responsibility to them.