# Action Research

Topics: Mathematics, High school, Bataan Pages: 18 (4105 words) Published: March 4, 2013
EFFECTIVENESS OF TEACHING STRATEGIES IN ENHANCING THE PERFORMANCE OF THIRD YEAR HIGH SCHOOLSTUDENTS AT BATAAN
PENINSULA STATE UNIVERSITY-LABORATORY
HIGH SCHOOL IN DEALING WITH

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Action Research in Mathematics Presented to
Dr. Nely G. Espino
Bataan Peninsula State University
Dinalupihan Campus
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By
Jobelle S. Baluyot
Reina Luz C. Gerona
Roderick M. Malay
Mary Grace V. Salinas

March 2013

I. Situation
II. Problem
III. Generation of Alternative Solutions
IV. Plan of Action
a. Objective
b. Time Frame
c. Target subjects
d. Activities to be undertaken
e. Evaluation Criteria
f. Research Design
V. Presentation and Interpretation of Results
VI. Conclusion
VII. Reflections
VIII. Bibliography

Appendix
Letter of Request
Curriculum Vitae
`Jobelle S. Baluyot
Reina Luz C. Gerona
Roderick M. Malay
Mary Grace V. Salinas

LIST OF TABLES
1. Quiz Number 1
2. Quiz Number 2
3. Quiz number 3
4. Quiz number 4
5. Chapter Test

LIST OF FIGURE

EFFECTIVENESS OF TEACHING STRATEGIES IN ENHANCING THE PERFORMANCE OF THIRD YEAR HIGH SCHOOLSTUDENTS AT BATAAN
PENINSULA STATE UNIVERSITY-LABORATORY
HIGH SCHOOL IN DEALING WITH

I. SITUATION
Mathematics is the world of numbers. It is very broad in terms of content and application especially into real life situation. It comes from the Greek word “mathema” which means “knowledge, study, and learning”. As defined, mathematics is a science that deals with the study of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions and of space configurations and their structure, measurement, transformations and generalizations (Meriam Webster). Mathematics is the body of knowledge centered on concepts such as quantity, structure, space, and change, and the academic discipline which studies them. It evolved, through the use of abstraction and logical reasoning, from counting, calculation, measurement, and the study of the

shapes and motions of physical objects. Mathematicians explore such concepts, aiming to formulate new conjectures and establish their truth by rigorous deduction from appropriately chosen axioms and definitions (http://en.wikiquote.org/ wiki/Mathematics). Mathematics is divided into two major types; Pure or Theoretical Mathematics; and Applied Mathematics. There are also different branches of mathematics such as Number Theory, Arithmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, Set Theory and Geometry. This is founded by different mathematicians. Like for example Euclid who is said to be the father of Geometry. Geometry is a mathematical system that is usually concerned of points, lines, surfaces and solids (Grolier, 1997). It comes from the Greek word “Geo” which means earth and “metron” which means measure. Literally Geometry is defined as “to measure the earth” (Next Century Mathematics). Geometry largely encompasses forms of non-numeric mathematics, such as those involving measurement, area and perimeter calculation, and work involving angles and position. It was one of the two fields of pre-modern mathematics, the other being the study of numbers. In modern times, geometric concepts have been generalized to a high level of abstraction and complexity, and have been subjected to

the methods of calculus and abstract algebra, so that many modern branches of the field are barely recognizable as the descendants of the early geometry (http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Geometry).All of the mathematics systems are based on undefined elements, assumed relations, unproved statements (postulates and assumptions), and prove statements (theorem). Geometry has a broad content and one of its content is quadrilateral. A quadrilateral was defined as a four-sided polygon (Next Century Mathematics, 2002). The origin of the word "quadrilateral" is the two...