Related Literature of Study Habits Essay

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CHAPTER II
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE The review of related literature of this study identifies how fear and interest, together with the students’ study habits can affect their performance in various subject matters, specifically, mathematics. To begin this chapter, the researchers will define the variables involved in the study, namely, fear and its types, interest, study habits and mathematics. The researchers will also examine other research studies and articles that show how these variables are related. This chapter ends with the summary of literature review. Mathematics as defined yourdictionary.com, is ”the group of sciences (including arithmetic, geometry, algebra, calculus, etc. dealing with
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However, Paulos (as cited in Stites, 1993) disagreed with this as everyone has the ability to do mathematics and problem solving as long as they know the basics. Another problem pointed out by Paulos (as cited in Stites, 1993), is the hierarchical way math is taught where teachers teach algebra and geometry instead of more applicable ones such as probability and statistics for their students to have a high percentage in passing standardized exams. In the Philippine concept, as cited in a research conducted by Cabahug and Ladot (2005), the University of the Philippines’ greatest failure is in mathematics. It is also said that repetition in mathematics is common among UP students that almost one out of three repeat a mathematics course. Cabahug and Ladot (2005) also said that the faculty of the UP Cebu Natural Science and Mathematics Division or NSMD have felt the declining performance of students in basic mathematics. It is also stated that the attitude towards mathematics and achievement in mathematics have always been a great concern. Fullarton (1993) as cited in Cabahug and Ladot (2005), stated that poor attitude towards mathematics is often being said as one of the contributing factors to lower participation and less success in the courses. Neale(1969) still cited in Cabahug and Ladot (2005), said that the attitude towards mathematics affects

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