RE-EMPHASIZING THE RELEVANCE OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
There is no time an attempt made to encourage students and suggest improvement on the knowledge of Mathematics as a vital tool to the development of any nation economically and technologically can be over emphasized. It is also an accepted fact that people can no longer
alternate the subject mathematics for another due to its place in human endeavours and students' academic pursuit. There is negative attitude towards this core subject due to some factors including approaches used by teachers. This study in the efforts to correct this attitude among
schools, teachers and students re-emphasized the relevance of instructional materials in mathematics education during the COVID-19 pandemic. It explained the concept of instructional materials, its types, importance, role and of course how to study safely during the pandemic by observing the protocols and being hygienic conscious to avoid contracting or spreading the virus while studying. Finally, recommendations were made among which is that Mathematics teachers should be trained in order to acquire the competencies/skills for proper usage of the mathematics instructional media.