MATHEMATICS EDUCATION IN THE PHILIPPINES by: Elena R. Ruiz Assistant Secretary for Programs and Projects Department of Education Republic of the Philippines
Goal of Education (MDG) Quality, Relevant Education for ALL
K to 12 is Kindergarten and 12 years of Basic Education 2 years of Senior High School Grade 12 (17 years old) Grade 11 (16 years old) Grade 10 (15 years old) 4 years of Junior High School Grade 9 (14 years old) Grade 8 (13 years old) Grade 7 (12 years old) New HS Year 6 New HS Year 5 New HS Year 4 New HS Year 3 New HS Year 2 New HS Year 1 Grade 6 (11 years old) Grade 5 (10 years old) 6 years of Elementary Grade 4 (9 years old) Grade 3 (8 years old) Grade 2 (7 years old) Grade 1 (6 years old) Kindergarten (5 years old) All schools must adhere to the following standards: 1. Age requirement 2. Duration 3. Curriculum
VISION: A Filipino Learner who: § Possesses sufficient mastery of basic competencies (literacy, numeracy) and skills in problem solving, creative and critical thinking; §Is emotionally developed and competent to live a meaningful life; § Is socially aware, proactive, involved in public and civic affairs; § Is adequately prepared for the world of work or entrepreneurship or higher education; and, § Is globally competent and competitive.
Proficiency in Mathematics and Science is one of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III’s 10 -point education agenda.
CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK OF MATHEMATICS EDUCATION IN THE PHILIPPINES
Critical thinking and problem-solving are the twin-goals of Mathematics in basic education.
Five Content Areas: § number and number sense § measurement § geometry patterns § algebra § probability and statistics
Specifically, it aims to develop the following skills: § Knowing and understanding § Estimating § Computing and solving § Visualizing and modelling § Representing and Communicating § Conjecturing § Reasoning § Proving and decision-making §Applying and connecting
PARADIGM SHIFT From Teacher-Centered Instruction § exposition § practice § consolidation To Student-Centered Instruction § exposition § practical work § discussion § problem-solving investigation § cooperative learning § technology aided/enhanced
STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS § Capability building Ø Teacher training Ø Scholarship Ø Incentives § Student competitions § Mathematics Camps/ Congress Olympiad/
§Partnerships with private institutions and other government offices ØUniversity of the Philippines National Institute (UPNISMED) Ø Mathematics Society of the Philippines (MSP) Ø Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines (MTAP) Ø Mathematics Teachers Guild (MTG) of the Philippines
FORMULA FOR SUCCESS QME = SNGS + GC + WTT + POS