Perceptions, Experiences, Benefits and Challenges in Math LEAP in Junior High School of Ateneo de Davao University

AUTHOR/S: Rowena T. Orpilla, Gimmel D. Edquilag, Anne Mae L. Manga, Megan Daryl S. Narsico

DATE COMPLETED: February 26, 2019


  ‚ÄúThis study made use of both qualitative and quantitative data in understanding the perceptions, experiences, benefits and challenges in Math LEAP in Junior High School of Ateneo de Davao University. Respondents were from the Math LEAP enrollees of grades 8 and 9 of the school year 2015-2016, who attended at least 50% of the total number of sessions from July to February. Self-administered questionnaire and Focus Group Discussion (FGD) were used in gathering data. Mean and Standard deviation were used to describe the quantitative data and thematic analysis was used to analyze the qualitative data.

  Findings revealed that not all students who enrolled in Math LEAP were struggling in dealing with Math lessons. Male and younger students need more academic assistance from teachers. Enrollees generally perceived that the program aids them in dealing with their daily math lessons and learning new strategies and techniques from different Math teachers and classmates. In a classroom environment, a call for a more considerate and understanding of their needs surfaced since they are coming from different sections handled by different teachers. Also be considered a better venue for Math LEAP classes. Moreover, a clearer and common procedure different from a regular classroom set-up, in conducting LEAP classes is also recommended. Finally, further research about Math LEAP and utilize gathered information in this study must be conducted.

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