Upgrading the Problem-Solving Experiences of the Primary Students Using an Online Singapore Mathematics Platform


  • Alvin Barcelona Philippine Normal University-Manila, UST Angelicum College, University of Asia and the Pacific, Philippines




Online Self-Directed Platform, Problem-Solving Experiences, Singapore Mathematics


This convergent parallel mixed-methods study examined the effectiveness of a self-directed online platform that promotes the use of the Singapore model method in solving mathematics problems among primary students in a private school in the Philippines. There were 275 students and 4 mathematics teachers that were involved in the study using stratified sampling method. Mathematics achievement test, survey, and interviews were utilized in gathering data. Findings show significant learning gains among the primary students on their pretest and posttest scores. Both the quantitative and qualitative data reveal that students’ problem solving experiences improved because they can visualize the abstraction of the problems using pictorial and bar modeling methods. The respondents enjoyed the self-directed nature of the platform, where they could solve problems in the comfort of their own homes. However, the respondents shared that unstable internet connection and the overwhelming number of lessons in the integrated curriculum were some areas for improvement. Overall, the initial assessment shows promising results on the integration of the online self-directed platform that promotes an innovative and creative way of solving mathematical problems among primary students. Further assessments in the future should be made to ensure that integration can bring positive learning outcomes in the long run.


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How to Cite

Alvin, B. (2022). Upgrading the Problem-Solving Experiences of the Primary Students Using an Online Singapore Mathematics Platform. American Journal of Education and Technology, 1(3), 9–17. https://doi.org/10.54536/ajet.v1i3.750