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Southville Math Teachers to present their study at the 2017 International Conference of Joint Societies for Mathematics Education

Southville Math Teachers Rikki Joi Capioso and John Rod Balagtas will present their research study in the 2017 International Conference of Joint Societies for Mathematics Education: KSME, KSESM, Singapore NIE. With the theme Future Directions and Issues in Mathematics Education, the event will be held in Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea from December 8-10, 2017.

“As a senior high school teacher, it is truly challenging to teach Trigonometry but I believe that there is always a better way of teaching concepts under this field that is rather fun and more meaningful. The main goal of this research lesson is to actually encourage independent learning among our students and make the teachers facilitate the process to help them achieve the desired learning goals,” shares Mr. Balagtas.

Entitled "Introducing the Properties of the Sine Function using the Theory of Didactical Situations: A Lesson Study", Mr. Balagtas’ paper adheres to the principles of the theory which believes that learning occurs when students see themselves to a learning environment called milieu while the teachers construct the environment in such a way that the adaptation leads to the required knowledge.

Mr. Capioso’s study on the other hand is entitled "A Lesson Study on Using the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (C-P- A) Approach in Teaching Fundamental Counting Principle". The paper explores the C-P- A approach in teaching Fundamental Counting Principle, which is an introduction to probability. This aims to reflect on and evaluate the effect of the planned activities in students’ engagement and processing of the learning of the research topic.

“As a junior high school teacher, we all want the students to learn math topics in a fun way, instead of having a traditional approach. At the same time, we also want them to experience real life situations inside the classroom. The goals of the activities prepared for the lesson study are to let the students formulate a solution when there are in a certain situation, encourage them to collaborate with other people and let them think analytically,’’ explains Mr. Capioso.

Southville’s Math program aims for students to think critically and analytically through the different skills in mathematics. We integrate one topic in math to another branch of mathematics and even outside mathematics through different approaches and e-learning resources.

Just recently several Southville students received awards in the 2017 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) - Mathematics conducted last August 2017 that drew over one million student entries from more than twenty countries.

Gwyneth Margaux Tangog of Grade 8 - Integrity was awarded the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Medal and a medal winner’s certificate as one of the top scorers in ICAS-Math 2017. Gwyneth also won the High Distinction Award for being in the top one percent of all the participants. Other awardees are Ervin Joshua Bautista, Raven Breanna Maat, Antwone Ong, Miguel Dominico Alzona, Stefano Crispino De Castro, and Choi Sungmin who received the Distinction Award; Juan Alfonso Lobien, Vince Christian Santos, Yoon Hyungjin, Lee A Rin, Hong Seo Hyeon, Cha Jinwon, Paula Luigia Gonzales, Rueben Byron Maat, and Kwak Hyo Sang for the Credit Award; and Park Seohui, Park Se Ryung, Yoon Chang Min for Merit Award.

With Southville Math Teachers Rikki Joi Capioso and John Rod Balagtas on board, headed by dedicated head, Ms. Juvy Celestial, our parents are ensured that our students are taken care of by our committed and competent teachers.