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

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Fortuitous: A Proposed Activity-Based Book In Mathematics Of Chance

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AUTHOR(S)

Gener S. Subia

 

KEYWORDS

Book, combination, critical thinking, mathematics experts, permutation, probability, problem-solving skill

 

ABSTRACT

This study evaluated a developed book in Probability. The contents of the book were based on the syllabus on Math 110ED which is in accordance with the standard set by the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines for Education students taking up Probability. The book was checked and evaluated by eight (8) mathematics experts and assessed by 45 Bachelor of Education Students. The researcher made the book very simple yet activity-based using the learning objectives of the syllabus utilized in the College of Education. The researcher also made a program of work in the development of the book which catered to the needs of the learners in learning concepts and mathematics skills. The book was comprised of counting techniques, fundamental counting principles, permutations, combinations, and probabilities. All were presented in words and narrative form and represented by formulas followed by simplified examples and learning activities and exercises at the end of each chapter. The researcher gave importance to these learning activities and exercises because these are proven to be effective in enhancing the interests, critical thinking and problem-solving skills of the learners. The book was designed to be used in a lecture situation. Since education students will utilize the book, the principles and application of the activities are applied in relation to their field and to help them pass their board exam. The researcher also introduced his invented shortcut techniques in solving some probability problems to make the presentation of the book interesting to the learners.The study revealed that the book was prepared and developed systematically and passed through the necessary stages before its finalization. It was rated “very satisfactory” by mathematics experts and students regarding its: relevance of contents; adequacy of scope; and appropriateness of teaching procedures and therefore, it is acceptable for classroom use. However, the evaluators suggested that learning activities, images and pictures presented in the book should be enhanced and be improved to increase its suitability to the learners.Comments of the experts were incorporated into the manuscript and its final copy was checked by the book writers leading to a quality activity-based book in Probability. The developed book was named "FORTUITOUS”.

 

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