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USE OF COMPUTER GAME IN TEACHING ALGEBRA
AMONG FRESHMAN COLLEGE STUDENTS

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A Master’s Thesis
Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School
Southern Luzon State University
Lucban, Quezon

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In Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements for the Degree
Master of Arts in Teaching - Mathematics

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by

HERMENEGILDO R. PINEDA

October 2012

Republic of the Philippines
Southern Luzon State University
Lucban, Quezon

The Thesis of
HERMENEGILDO R. PINEDA
Entitled

USE OF COMPUTER GAME IN TEACHING ALGEBRA
AMONG FRESHMAN COLLEGE STUDENTS

Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the
Requirements for the Degree of
MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING
Area of Specialization: Mathematics
in the Graduate School of
Southern Luzon State University has been approved
by the Committee

VIRGINIA B.OBLEFIAS, Ph.D. RIZAIDE A.SALAYO, MAT
MemberMember

TERESITA V. DE LA CRUZ, Ed. D.
Chairman

APOLONIA A. ESPINOSA, Ph.D.TERESITA V. DE LA CRUZ, Ed. D.
Adviser Dean

Accepted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts in Teaching

WALBERTO A. MACARAAN, Ed.D.
October 31, 2012 Vice President for Academic Affairs

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The researcher would like to express his appreciation to the following persons for their valuable contribution in the conduct and completion of this study;  To Dr. Apolonia Espinosa, the researcher’s adviser, for her support and direction, motivation and guidance;  To Dr. Teresita V. De la Cruz, Dr. Virginia B. Oblefias and Prof. Rizalde A. Salayo, members of the panel, for their comments and suggestions that greatly helped the researcher in finishing this study; To Prof. Alicia Africa, Prof. Hazel R. De Guzman, Mr. Bill Marlow Estibal and Mr. Carolito Caparaz, for their valuable motivation and encouragement to pursue this study; To Mr. Vic Diaz, Computer Facilitator of STI College Lucena, for allowing the researcher to use the school computer laboratory; To Ms. Claribel B. Bautista, for her assistance in checking the grammar and sentences of the document; To Mr. John Rupert Garnace, for the graphics design, programming and coding of the game; To Babynie, and children, Chaim, Muto and Kikay, the researcher’s family who gave him love and understanding during the course of his study; and

To the BSCoE and BSIT freshmen students of STI College Lucena, for their cooperation during the testing of the game; To one and all who have lent their helping hand in this study, directly or indirectly; Above all, to the Heavenly Father, for His unending love, guidance, and for giving him the knowledge and strength all throughout this study.

HRP

DEDICATION

This thesis is dedicated
to my wife Maay,
and to my children
Chaim, Muto, and Kikay

HRP

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page
TITLE PAGE…………………………………………………………………… i APPROVAL SHEET…………………………………………………………… ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENT………………………………………………………. iii DEDICATION…………………………………………………………………… v TABLE OF CONTENTS……………………………………………………….. vi LIST OF TABLES………………………………………………………………. viii LIST OF FIGURES ……………………………………………………………. ix LIST OF APPENDICES……………………………………………………….. x ABSTRACT……………………………………………………………………… xi CHAPTER

I. INTRODUCTION
Background of the Study ……………………………… 2
Objectives of the Study… ……………………………... 3
Hypothesis ……………………………………………… 4
Significance of the Study ……………………………... 4
Scope and Limitation..………….... ……………………. 6
Definition of Terms……………………………………… 7 II. REVIEW OF LITERATURE AND STUDIES
Research Paradigm……………………………………... 30 III. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Locale of the Study …………………………………….... 32 Research Design ………………………………………... 32 Population ………………………………………………... 33 Instrumentation ………………………………………….. 33 Data...
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