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IJSTR >> Volume 7 - Issue 8, August 2018 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Conceptual Understanding, Attitude And Performance In Mathematics Of Grade 7 Students

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AUTHOR(S)

Jocelyn Ceballos Andamon, Denis Abao Tan

 

KEYWORDS

Attitude, Conceptual Understanding, Performance in Mathematics

 

ABSTRACT

The study investigated the conceptual understanding, attitude and performance in mathematics of grade 7 students. This study sought to; describe the studentsí demographic profile, in terms of gender, family income and parentís educational attainment; determine their level of performance in mathematics; ascertain the level of studentsí conceptual understanding in mathematics; describe studentsí attitude towards mathematics; correlate the studentsí performance in mathematics to studentsí demographic profile, conceptual understanding, and attitude; and identify which of the variables singly or in combination best predict performance in mathematics. There were 225 grade 7 students in six participant Ė catholic schools in Valencia City. These schools were all member of Bukidnon Association on Catholic Schools (BUACS). The instruments used were teacher-researcher made test on conceptual understanding in mathematics with two sub-topics, the skills transferring knowledge, and the complete understanding in the language of mathematics; Fennema and Sherman Likert attitude scale; standardized mathematics test for grade 7 adopted from department of education k to 12 curriculum; and a demographic profile sheet. Results revealed that: studentsí demographic profile by gender showed that there were more females than males, almost three parts of the total population had finished the college category and half of the total population belongs to the poverty line. Studentsí performance in mathematics belongs to the range of approaching to proficiency which implies moderate or in the average level of learning. For the overall studentsí level of conceptual understanding in mathematics, the result described as approaching to proficiency meaning moderate. The studentsí attitude towards mathematics overall mean rated as uncertain implies further that students were neutral with regards to their attitude towards mathematics, they are fair. Studentsí performance in mathematics did not relate significantly to respondents demographic profile, and conceptual understanding in mathematics. Studentsí attitude towards mathematics and conceptual understanding in mathematics were found the best predictors of studentsí performance in mathematics.

 

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