A diagnostic Survey of Fifteen High Schools in Central Visayas, Philippines
Anthony Somerset
ISBN 971-570-103-5
Published by NISMED
August 2002

No of Pages: 104


The test results showed that among public high school students, misconceptions concerning some of the basic elementary level number skills are widespread and persistent. Most students either failed to understand the given information well enough to develop a strategy, or they set up a strategy which was inappropriate to answering the given question. The recommendations given are as follows: remedial teaching, formative teaching in the classroom, correct misconceptions in textbooks, and subject-specific pedagogy, meaning teaching approaches in the key concepts of subjects.