Mathematics and Statistics Vol. 9(2), pp. 93 - 97
DOI: 10.13189/ms.2021.090202
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Prospective Filipino Teachers' Disposition to Mathematics

Restituto M. Llagas Jr. *
Department of Mathematics and Natural Science – College of Arts and Sciences, University of Northern Philippines, Tamag, Vigan City, 2700 Ilocos Sur, Philippines


Studying mathematics comprises acquiring a positive disposition toward mathematics and seeing mathematics as an effective way of looking at real-life situations. This study aimed to correlate the disposition to Mathematics of prospective Filipino teachers to some teacher-related variables. The participants were the prospective Filipino teachers at the University of Northern Philippines (UNP) and at the Divine Word College of Vigan (DWCV). Two sets of instruments were utilized in the study – the self-report questionnaire and the Mathematics Dispositional Functioning Inventory developed by Beyers [1]. Frequency and percentage, weighted mean, and chi-square were utilized for data analysis. Results show that the overall disposition to mathematics of the participants is "Positive". The cognitive, affective, and conative aspects received a positive disposition. However, some items show an uncertain disposition to mathematics. The participants' profile variables have no significant relationship with their cognitive and conative disposition to mathematics. A training plan was conceptualized to provide information on the results of the study, to enhance the awareness and understanding of dispositions, to equip appropriate methods in solving mathematical problems, and to provide enrichment activities that will foster a positive disposition to mathematics and consequently will improve prospective teachers' and students' performance. Teachers are influential to the development of the students of effective ways of learning, doing, and thinking about mathematics. Understanding how attitudes are learned to establish an association between the teacher's disposition and students' attitude and performance. Thus, fostering dispositions to mathematics through training improves prospective Filipino teachers' and students' performance.

Disposition, Mathematics, Prospective Teachers, Training Plan

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[1] Restituto M. Llagas Jr. , "Prospective Filipino Teachers' Disposition to Mathematics," Mathematics and Statistics, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 93 - 97, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/ms.2021.090202.

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Restituto M. Llagas Jr. (2021). Prospective Filipino Teachers' Disposition to Mathematics. Mathematics and Statistics, 9(2), 93 - 97. DOI: 10.13189/ms.2021.090202.