The Department of Science and Technology, after a successful pilot testing of the Technology Package for Student Learning Empowerment for Grade 1 Mathematics, has started development of Mathematics Courseware for Grades 2 to 6. This is a collaboration between different agencies within DOST namely, the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), the National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED) and the Science Education Institute (SEI) .
The Courseware for Grades 2 to 6 aims to continue improving elementary school students' performance in mathematics by providing supplementary software, and appropriate teaching support and materials. A total of 42 lessons distributed among selected topics from the different grades will be digitized into modules. These modules are aligned with the K-12 curriculum of the Department of Education.
The new modules will follow Courseware for Grade 1's main characters: Aida, Dan, Ed, and Tessa in learning new lessons in Mathematics. Localization of elements within the module gives it a more “Filipino” feel giving users a sense of familiarity. Modules are divided into Activities, Fixing Skills and Evaluation. Activities are the lesson proper, Fixing Skills are exercises that increase understanding of the lesson , and Evaluation tests the student's lesson comprehension.
The Courseware for Grade 1 Mathematics modules are currently available for download at (http://courseware.dost.gov.ph/cw-modules). Development and pilot testing of Grade 2-6 modules will run until the end of 2014.