Abstract. This study aimed to identify students' perspectives on the advantages and disadvantages of the Spiral Progression Approach (SPA) in learning mathematics. This topic interests the researchers due to the lack of current literature focusing on it. The study utilized a descriptive and explanatory survey and employed a systematic sampling technique to identify the 277 Senior High School students who served as respondents. A validated questionnaire was used, with the following Cronbach’s Alpha coefficients: 0.701 for repetition, 0.702 for improved prior knowledge, 0.713 for age-appropriate learning, 0.704 for limited time, 0.723 for prior knowledge dependence, and 0.720 for broad curriculum. The study revealed that students have “high” perceptions of the advantages of the SPA in terms of repetition, prior knowledge, and age-appropriate learning. However, students also have “high” perceptions of the disadvantages of the SPA in terms of limited time, prior knowledge dependence, and broad curriculum. Moreover, the results indicate that students’ academic performance in General Mathematics is “very satisfactory” and significantly correlated with their perceptions of the advantages of the SPA.

Keywords: Age-appropriate learning; Broad curriculum; Concept repetition; Prior knowledge dependence; Spiral progression approach.