NOTES TO TEACHERS and SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS:
The following are important components in implementing the intended mathematicscurriculum:
Assessment should be the basis for instruction and utilization ofdifferent types of assessment is encouraged
Pupils should be assessed regularly to determine whether or not theyare progressing steadily, and results of assessment should be madebasis for modifying curriculum and improving instruction
Assessment can improve instruction when teachers use results toanalyze how much and how well pupils learned
The quality of instruction is the most important component in implementing thecurriculum
Teachers should possess an in-depth understanding of the contentstandards and the mathematics they are expected to teach andcontinually improve their knowledge of the content. If a teacher doesnot have a clear understanding of the content, he/she can seek thehelp of the school head, supervisor or master teachers in the learningarea.
Teachers should consider prerequisite skills in developing newConcept
Teachers using physical manipulative can assure better results
Teachers should use instructional strategies that are appropriate to theinstructional objectives and to pupils’ needs
Teachers should introduce different strategies in solving routine andnon-routine problems
Teachers should provide situations that will make children recognizeand use connections among mathematical ideas and betweenmathematics and other learning areas
Teachers should use assessment results in planning for instruction
C. Instructional Time
Instructional time for mathematics should be free from all interruptions.
Teachers should observe strictly the time allocated for each grade leveland must be utilized solely for instruction. Whenever possible,additional instructional time should be allocated for pupils who areperforming substantially below his/her grade level
Learning time is extended through remedial instruction, homework formore practice and mastery, or for pupils to apply their previouslylearned knowledge and skills to new learning situations.. However,homework should be checked by the teachers for pupils to value itsimportance.