The Attitude and Performance Towards Mathematics of Grade 4 to 6 Pupils at Seed Academy, Bulacan During the School Year 2007-2008

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The Attitude and Performance Towards Mathematics of Grade 4 to 6 Pupils at Seed Academy, Bulacan during the School Year 2007-2008

A Project Study Presented to the
College of Education
Philippine Normal University
Taft Avenue, Manila

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements of the Course
Introduction to Research

By:
Bascon, Jiralden T.
Cayabyab, Glaiza V.
Dela Cruz, Rebecca F.
Elape, Maria Magdalena T.
Fariscal, Annallene Marielle R.
Lustan, Katrina Marie C.
Natanauan, Leah C.
Sangalang, Lara Jane D.
III-5 BEEd

October 26, 2007

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The researchers would like to express their whole souled gratitude to the following:
Professor Rosarito Suatengco. Their adviser and consultant, for her patience, assistance, and helpful suggestions which made this study possible.
Dr. Dalisay Brawner, Dean of College of Education, for the consideration extended to her.
Dr. Carmelita Barrera, Head of Elementary Education, for her encouragement and understanding, especially at the time when the study was in progress. Ms. Soccoro Unay, SEED Academy Principal, for granting the permission to administer the questionnaire to the elementary pupils and extending valuable support.

Mr. Jeffrey Dela Cruz, Mathematics Teacher, for his understanding and wholesome cooperation.
The grade 4 to 6 Pupils, school year 2007-2008, for being so cooperative.
To their Parents and Family, for the moral support and understanding in completing this research work. And most especially to the Almighty, the Creator, for his incomparable love and innumerable blessings

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DEDICATION

To our Beloved Parents,
Professors, Parents,
And classmates, III-5 BEEd
We Lovingly Dedicate this
Research Work

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Table of Contents

Title Page ……………………………………………………………………………….i Acknowledgement ……………………………………………………………………..ii Dedication ………………………………………………………………………………iii Table of Contents ………………………………………………………………………iv List of Tables ……………………………………………………………………………vi List of Appendices ……………………………………………………………………..vii Abstract …………………………………………………………………………………viii Chapter 1 – The Problem

Introduction ………………………………………………………………………1
Conceptual Framework…………………………………………………………2
Statement of the Problem ………………………………………………………4
Importance of the Study ………………………………………………………...4
Definition of Terms ……………………………………………………………….5
Scope and Limitation …………………………………………………………….6 Chapter 2 – Review of Related Literature ……………………………………………..7 Chapter 3 – Research design and Methodology ……………………………………..10
Research Design ………………………………………………………………….10
Participants …………………………………………………………………………10
Instruments ………………………………………………………………………...10 Procedure …………………………………………………………………………..11 Treatment of Data …………………………………………………………………11

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Chapter 4 – Presentation and Interpretation of Data ……………………………………13 Pupils’ Attitude in Mathematics ………………………………………………….…13
Pupils’ Performance in Mathematics ………………………………………………19

Chapter 5 – Summary, Conclusion, and Recommendation ……………………….…30
Summary of Findings ………………………………………………………….….30
Conclusion ………………………………………………………………………….30
Recommendation …………………………………………………………………..31 Bibliography …………………………………………………………………………………45

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List of Tables

Table Page

Table 1: Mean Score of Pupils’ Attitude in Mathematics ……………………………...15-18 Table 2: Pupils’ Performance in Mathematics ………………………………………….20-23 Table 3: Mean Score of Grade IV and …………………………………………………..24 Grade V’s Attitudes in Mathematics

Table 4: Mean Scores of Grade V and …………………………………………………..25 Grade VI’s Attitude in Mathematics
Table 5: Mean Scores of Grade IV and ………………………………………………….26 Grade VI’s Attitudes in Mathematics
Table 6: Mean Score of Grade IV and …………………………………………………...27 Grade V’s Performance in Mathematics
Table 7: Mean Score of Grade V and ……………………………………………………28...
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