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Journal of Innovations in Teaching and Learning. 2021, 1(2), 117-122
DOI: 10.12691/jitl-1-2-8
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Improving Math Performance of the Grade III-Level through Daily Remedial Math Class: An Innovative Educational Intervention

Liezel Jane G. Jandayan1, , Lara Jill Z. Genodia1, Eugene P. Eugenio1 and Melanie T. Naluan1

1Indahag Elementary School, Department of Education - Division of Cagayan de Oro City, Cagayan de Oro City, 9000 Philippines

Pub. Date: June 21, 2021

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Liezel Jane G. Jandayan, Lara Jill Z. Genodia, Eugene P. Eugenio and Melanie T. Naluan. Improving Math Performance of the Grade III-Level through Daily Remedial Math Class: An Innovative Educational Intervention. Journal of Innovations in Teaching and Learning. 2021; 1(2):117-122. doi: 10.12691/jitl-1-2-8


This study aims to improve the pupils’ skills on the four basic mathematical operations. Competencies like addition with regrouping, subtraction with regrouping and multiplication with regrouping are usually the most difficult topic for primary graders. For pupils to excel in Math these competencies should be mastered. To fully grasp the effectiveness of this program, all grade 3 pupils were asked to answer a pre-test worksheet depending on the competency targeted in a week. The research gave special emphasis on pupils who got the lowest scores. Forty participants were selected for the study. Parent’s permits were then given to these pupils informing about their participation to the remedial program. Throughout the week, pupils went through discussion of the competency, one-to-one instruction by the researchers and peer tutoring. However, when the child still had difficulty grasping the concept parents were involved in the tutorial. The researchers oriented them as to how they could best guide their children. Weekly monitoring of individual progress was regularly observed. Results showed significant improvement on the performance of pupils on the four basic operations. Pupils were excited and loved to join every DRMC session. Parents also had positive attitude towards DRMC. They found it beneficial not just in terms of intellectual aspect, but also in terms of their emotional aspect. Because parents reported that DRMC were able to understand their children more and provided proper motivation for them to develop and master these basic Math skills. It was found out that this program can develop more Math lovers and confident individuals. It is recommended that this remedial program be implemented to others grade levels or schools for further studies.

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