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Research Paper | Education Management | Philippines | Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018
Students Problem Solving Skills in Mathematics with Peer Tutoring Math Pen-Mate
Ma. Jalou C. Jucoy | Christina V. Maglipong 
Abstract: This study was undertaken to determine the effectiveness of letter writing in fostering the problem solving skills of students. The participants of this study were the Grade 8 students of Pedro Oloy N. Roa Sr. High School, Division of Cagayan de Oro City during the school year 2017-2018. Two (2) sections were used as the participants and exposed to Peer Tutoring-Math Pen Mate. One section was considered as the tutor, and the other section as the tutee. One group Pretest-Posttest design was utilized in this research. The instrument used was 15-item teacher made achievement test with a reliability coefficient of 0.79. Data gathered were analyzed using the statistical methods. The mean and the standard deviation were used to describe the participants achievement level in Grade 8 Mathematics and problem solving skills and the regression analysis was used to determine the effect of Peer Tutoring-Math Pen Mate on students problem solving skills. Result of the analysis revealed that Peer Tutoring-Math Pen Mate positively influenced students problem solving skills in mathematics. Based on the conclusion, the researcher recommended that mathematics teachers may utilize Peer Tutoring-Math Pen Mate in the teaching Mathematics and teach mathematics concepts focusing on developing students problem solving skills. Similar studies may be conducted on the effectiveness of Peer-Tutoring -Math Pen Mate in other content subjects in mathematics and show if integrating technology in the elementary level can also foster their problem solving skills.
Keywords: peer tutoring, Math Pen-Mate, problem solving skills
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018,
Pages: 1423 - 1427