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Chapter
4

SUMMARY,
FINDINGS,CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

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This chapter discusses the   conclusion, implications of the findings and
recommendations based on the findings.

 

Salient Findings

          The data which
the researcher gathered were statistically analyzed leading to the following
findings:

1.1
Majority of the respondents are 17 years old and are females.

1.2
Most of the respondents have grades ranging in 75-79.

1.3
The respondents profile in terms of their attitude towards mathematics is
“highly positive”  , ” seldom” in their
study habit and “moderate” for school satisfaction and school pressure.

2.
The performance of the respondents in Mathematics is average.

3.
Attitude, study habit, school satisfaction 
and school pressure had no significant relationship with performance in
mathematics.

Conclusions

          Based on the
data gathered, the age of the respondents is in accordance with the age norm of
grade12 learners. The overall weighted mean of level of attitude towards
mathematics was 2.62 and interpreted as “highly positive”. Study habits had an
average weighted mean of 2.54 and interpreted as “seldom”. School satisfaction
and school pressure had an average of 2.78 and 2.59 respectively and is
interpreted  as “moderate”. These profile
of the learners points out that they have inclination in Mathematics. This may
serves as springboards in teaching-learning process.

          In terms of level of performance of
the learner inMathematics, the learners obtained the mean grade of 82.80 with
verbal interpretation of “average”.

          Through the test significance, the researcher
came up with the following conclusion: there is no significant relationship
between the student-related barriers such as attitude, study habit, school
satisfaction and school pressure and their academic performance in mathematics.
This means that the performance of the learners in mathematics was not affected
by the student related barriers in terms of attitude, study habit, school
satisfaction and school pressure.

Recommendations

          Based on the
conclusion, the following recommendations are made:

1.
Attitude, study habit, school satisfaction and school pressure, though found
not significantly related to mathematics performance of learners needs to be
improved. Administrators and teachers may look into the findings of this study
so that Mathematics performance of learners be improved.

2.
In order that learners’ attitude could be improved towards mathematics,
teachers of the subject should have a variety of well chosen educational
materials to present concepts to motivate the student’s interest in Mathematics
that affect their performance.

3. School activities should be minimized
since it affects the learner’s academic performance in Mathematics  as perceived by the learners. Learners tend
to lose their concentration if there are class interruptions. 

4. Learners should be encouraged to join seminar, workshops,
and conferences in Mathematics  to boast
learners’ confidence and upgrade their learning skills.

5.
Teachers need to be participate in seminars and in-service trainings on
mathematics so they would be updated with the latest skills and trends needed
in teaching of mathematics. Thus, they are exposed to the latest techniques and
technology in the field of mathematics.

6.
 To have a better performance;

a.
the students need to be given more exercises and drills in addition to the
exercises given in the class

b.
teachers may use different methods, different teaching aids and materials to
motivate the learners .

c.
Well-planned action plans need to be designed to cater to the needs of the
learners that may enhance their performance in mathematics.

d.
teachers with specializations should not only for higher years but also for the
lower years.

7.
Similar Study may be conducted using more variables to reinforce the findings
of the study.

8. To elevate the learners’
academic performance in Mathematics from average to high, the researcher
proposed an action plan.