JULY 2024 ISSUE

Research Article

Learners’ Scaffolding Techniques: Their Advantages in Learning Mathematics

Rizel D. Esparcia*, Brando A. Piñero, Maria Chona Z. Futalan

Abstract

This study aimed to examine the extent of advantages of the scaffolding techniques and how they relate to the academic performance of learners in Mathematics. The respondents of the study were the 312 randomly selected Grade 7 learners from a public secondary school in the Division of Negros Oriental during the academic year 2023- 2024. The study employed the descriptive-correlational research design and utilized a validated questionnaire. Statistical methods employed in this study encompassed percentage, mean, weighted mean, and Multiple Regression Analysis. The findings revealed that learners have “very high” perceptions on the advantages of scaffolding techniques in learning Mathematics in terms of one-on-one peer tutorial, group study, teacher demonstration, video tutorial, and self-directed learning. Moreover, the overall academic performance rating of the learners in Mathematics is at the “satisfactory” level. Furthermore, the learners’ perceived effectiveness of the following scaffolding techniques significantly predicts their academic performance in Mathematics: one-on-one peer tutorial, group study, teacher demonstration, and video tutorial. By embracing and enhancing scaffolding techniques, educators can not only elevate the learning experiences of students in Mathematics but also potentially extend these positive outcomes to other academic disciplines.

Keywords: Group study, Peer tutorial, Scaffolding techniques, Video tutorial

Learners’ Scaffolding Techniques: Their Advantages in Learning Mathematics