Maths Action research

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1. Write a perceived problem
2. Diagnose the problem
3. State the problem
4. Formulate an Action Research topic that will help you study the problem 5. State the purpose and objectives and research outline that will enable you study the action research. 6. Present a detailed methodology for your topic


It cannot be denied that problem solving is an important part of Mathematics education. Mathematics, in general, is an important subject because of its practical role to a person and the society as a whole. However, before a student can successfully solve a problem, he has to possess good reading comprehension, analytic and computational skills. Problem solving in Mathematics and reading comprehension go hand in hand. Solving Math problems entails or requires the students to do or apply two skills at the same time- reading and computing. As a teacher of Mathematics in Class 6 for 5 years in the public school, I have encountered many pupils who are poor both in comprehending and analyzing Mathematics word problems. Specifically in the year 2014, only 11 out of 60 pupils could successfully solve problems in Math without or with just little help from the teacher. The rest need to be guided to understand the problem. Approximately 82% find it hard to picture the situation indicated by the problem they are trying to solve. The slow ones would even ask the meaning of a certain word in the problem. When they have understood it, it is only then that they fully grasp the situation pictured in the problem. However, there are still some who cannot understand it, probably because they cannot connect or relate the ideas explained in the problem. When it is time to analyze or break down the problem, only the 11 pupils mentioned earlier could actively participate. During group activities, the leaders would most often report that their members have to be monitored closely so that they would be able to correctly...
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