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Research Paper | Mathematics | Philippines | Volume 9 Issue 5, May 2020
Problem Solving Prompts for Grade VI Mathematics
Ma. Elena F. Manilag | Aldin D. Labo 
Abstract: The researcher employed descriptive-quantitative method of research to describe the performance level of the grade 6 pupil in mathematics and evaluate the problem solving prompts used. The respondents of this study were the 130 Grade VI pupils and 3 teachers of the selected schools in the Sorsogon East District. The findings revealed that the overall performance of the pupils in the pretest is 28% and interpreted as beginning level. There was a developed Problem Solving Prompts aligned with the learning competencies in the first quarter to be utilized by the teacher-respondent. After its utilization the grade 6 pupils attained a performance level of 51% in the post-test and interpreted as beginning level. The t-computed value of 12.44 for the difference of the pre-test and post-test is higher than the tabulated value of 1.6568. Hence, demands for the rejection of the null hypothesis and therefore states that there is a significant difference between the results of the performance level of the grade 6 pupils in the pre-test and post-test. Based from these findings, it can therefore be concluded that the performance level of Grade 6 pupils in the pre-test is significantly low. The prompts developed were utilized to help increase the learners? performance in problem solving. With its implementation, the result of the post-test was increased to 51% which marks a significant difference from the pre-test results. The researcher recommended among others that pupils must be provided with intervention materials that would help them improve their skill in problem solving. Furthermore, teachers should not settle to only one strategy rather provide varied activities that are suited to his/her pupil?s cognitive abilities.
Keywords: Prompts, Problem Solving
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 5, May 2020,
Pages: 1819 - 1823