Importance Of Mathematics In The Philippines

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Education is one of the potent tools for nation building. It is reflected as one of the visions of the Department of Education that Filipino learners, through their passionate love for their country and their competencies, should realize and hone their potentials to contribute meaningfully in nation building. President Rodrigo R. Duterte, on his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 24, 2017 recognizes that to ensure lifelong opportunities and to accelerate human capital development, enhancing quality and access to education and training programs is needed. These place the improvement of education policies one of the countries topmost priorities.
For several decades, the government continuously improves the educational policies in the
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Today, in the modern age, the knowledge of mathematics is essential and more important in one form or the other. Also, various occupations like agriculture, education, engineering, architecture, finance, among others need a knowledge of Mathematics. In addition, Mathematics, has the following roles in Philippine Education: facilitating participation in productive life activities, providing a way of making sense of the world, serving as a means of communication and operating as a gateway to national…show more content…
The result of National Achievement Test (NAT) for Grade 6 from SY 2006-2012 shows that we have yet to attain the 75% MPS. The results are broken down as follows: in 59.94% overall MPS in SY 2006-2007, 64.81% in SY 2007-2008, 65.55% in SY 2008-2009, 68.01% in SY 2009-2010, 68.14% in SY 2010-2011, and 66.79% in SY 2011-2012. In Mathematics subtest, the MPS is 60.29% in SY 2006-2007, 63.89% in SY 2007-2008, 67.37% in SY 2008-2009, 63.26% in SY 2009-2010, 68.41% in SY 2010-2011 and 66.47% in SY 2011-2012. The results of National Achievement Test for Mathematics in the Secondary level from 2005-2012 are as follows 47.82% (S.Y. 2005-2006), 46.7% (S.Y. 2006-2007), 49.3% (S.Y. 2007-2008), 46.7% (S.Y. 2008-2009), 45.6% (2009-2010) and 46.37% (S.Y. 2011-2012). This means that the mastery level in Mathematics of the Secondary Level falls under Average

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