Correlation of numerical competence and senior high school readiness of grade 10 learners
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correlation
numeracy competence
readiness
senior high school
track preference

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Orque, J. (2021). Correlation of numerical competence and senior high school readiness of grade 10 learners. TARAN-AWAN Journal of Educational Research and Technology Management, 2(1), 35-45. Retrieved from https://journal.evsu.edu.ph/index.php/tjertm/article/view/259

Abstract

Equipping learners with ample numerical skills will enable them to face the challenges of the industrialized society. Hence, an investigation was conducted on numeracy competence, related factors, and senior high school readiness via a correlational research approach among 291 Grade 10 learners officially registered in four secondary schools in the Province of Eastern Samar, Philippines, during the school year 2019-2020. The results revealed that most of the highly numerate respondents preferred the Academic track over the Technical, Vocational, and Livelihood track. Track preference and senior high school readiness were all found to correlate significantly with respondents' level of numeracy competence; hence a new framework is developed.  Thus, it is recommended among teachers to employ strategies that will strengthen learners' numerical readiness in acquiring relevant and contextualized information pertinent to the school setting. The research findings offer a viable framework for teachers to experiment with different approaches to teaching numeracy to students to increase their learning involvement and positive attitude toward mathematics.

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