Situational Analysis: General Mathematics

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Situational Analysis
It is a commonly accepted fact that mathematics is hard, difficult and was given just a little bit of interest by certain people. Studying Mathematics automatically carry the reaction that people who are excellent in Mathematics are often called and viewed as extraordinary. Mathematics has significance over and on the use and utilization of basic numeracy skills. It is also an important way to enhance the higher-order cognitive skills of the learners as well as their logical thinking. Some of the major part of Scientific Fields Mathematics play includes Engineering and Physics. In connection to this, an essential goal of Mathematics Education in all ways is to create a positive reaction and attitude among the learners towards
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This kind of happening could make the learners to believe that they themselves will be unable to understand and has a low ability to understand Mathematics. This phenomenon is basically known as the “self-fulfilling prophecy”. Poor performances results to Mathematics Anxiety.
Programs regarding General Mathematics aims to provide the learners with the knowledge of Mathematics, in its widest through the use of its parts from the following mathematical divisions: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics.
The fundamental in General mathematics majorly include the following: Statistics and Probability, calculus and algebra. In order to acquire the basic mathematics skills, learners are expected to explore and be exposed to different mathematical subjects that will serve as Analysis, abstract algebra, numerical analysis geometry and statistics.
With the use of techniques such as frequency counts, percentages and descriptive-survey research methods, findings that had been revealed in whole is that the respondents face and have their own personal issues relating to their family itself and even school expenses that is most likely heavy for the parents to give, lack of interest and even their attitude towards that Mathematics
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Theoretical framework The following theories are cited to further explain the research and to which the research has been anchored
Processing Efficiency Theory. Eysenek and Calvo have made this anxiety-to-performance relationship theory based in cognitive tasks such as on Mathematics.
This theory states that the deficiency on performance of the learners has been the result because of the anxiety accumulated among them which will result to having a low chance and capability of the memory to certain work. The result could either be a show of performance or the continuous depreciation in terms of accuracy.
The theory includes two different areas of working memory function-namely the computation or C-span and listening or L-span. When doing activities that involved the C-span, those with high Mathematics anxiety took longer and had significantly more errors than those who had low Mathematics anxiety. When participating in activities that involved the L-span part of the memory, there was little to no difference between groups in an experimental
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