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Utilizing Path-Turn Strategy to Enhance Mathematical Performance among Grade 11 Students: A Multi-Method Research

Joan J. Postrado, Ph.D.1 Christopher E. Olipas, Ph.D.2, 3, 4, 5
1Lawang Bato National High School, Schools Division Office-Valenzuela City
2 OLM Institute and Skills Training Center for Allied Courses, Inc., Baliuag, Bulacan
3 Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Intramuros, Manila
4 Bulacan State University, City of Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines
5 Adamson University, San Marcelino Ermita, Manila, Philippines





Path-turn strategy is anchored from the concept of Scaffolding where teacher initially gives path to solve the problem followed by student’s turn to do the task. It is a gradual transition from grounded learning to independent knowledge among students. Correspondingly, it is used in teaching and learning process as it stimulates student’s enthusiasm in learning. This study investigated Grade 11 students of Lawang Bato National High School who took up Business Mathematics subject on 1st semester, School Year 2020- 2021. A total of sixty (60) conveniently selected respondents from two different heterogeneous sections handled by the researchers served as the subject of this quasi-experimental research design. This design indicates that one group gets the treatment while the other does not. It assessed the difference of pathturn strategy on the mean, percentage, and score of students. Before the conduct of the study, pretest was personally administered to determine if two groups were on the same achievement level. The researchers used content validated researchers-made posttest with Table of Specifications (TOS) and item analysis as well as a research instrument which is validated by experts in terms of content, structure, and grammar. In the same vein, structured interview guide questions were used to narrate for qualitative analysis from five (5) purposively selected participants. Through t-test paired sample mean, the computed t-value of 5.62, which is higher than the critical value of 1.70 at 5% level of significance, revealed that use of path-turn strategy enhanced the mathematical performance of Grade 11 students. Using Tesch’s method and thematic analysis, qualitative findings from interviews merged into three themes in terms of knowledge acquisition, applicability, and satisfaction. Students perceived that the use of pthe ath-turn strategy help them easily understand the lesson, increase interest to solve problems, and sense of fulfillment in learning the subject.

Keywords: buying and selling, path-turn strategy, Tesch’s method, thematic analysis, and quasiexperimental research design

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