Strategies in Problem Solving in Mathematics

Alberto R. SIA

One of the most important skills students of Mathematics need to possess is the skill of problem solving. The students’ success and enjoyment of Mathematics depend on how well they have gained the mastery of the use of certain problem solving strategies. This study aimed to investigate the strategies problem solving among second year college students of Isabela State University. The students have difficulty doing problem solving due to their inability and inadequate knowledge to use appropriate strategies. The poor performance of students in problem solving is characterized by their inability to understand the problem as well as their inability to utilize appropriate problem solving strategies. The study recommends that teachers of Mathematics in the Junior and Senior High School levels must provide their students with adequate opportunity and exposure to the different problem solving strategies in the course of their teaching. The proposed enhancement plan which is an output of the study may be implemented by teachers on problem solving among students.

Volume 11 | 09-Special Issue

Pages: 48-51

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V11/20192534