Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. This kind of thinking can be learned easy in mathematics since the length of students stay in the school are maximized with lots of enjoyable activities, active participation, and worthy learning experiences thus, the skills needed by the students will be given deeper emphasis by the teacher and the school personnel.
The use of appropriate tools like calculators, manipulative objects, measuring devices, computers, smart phones, tablet PCs and the internet is very essential for students’ development of critical thinking skills wherein they can explore and answer their personal problems or confusions by using appropriate tools allowed for them. If these tools can only be used correctly and effectively by students, we can produce students that are globally competitive and can bring pride to the Philippines with no doubt.
The principles followed by the K-12 Basic Education Curriculum will ideally bring great change to the educational system of the Philippines. Students nowadays are very exploring especially in computer generated knowledge and experiences and make some self-study which I can say very effective in gaining vast amount of in-depth knowledge on their own. Therefore, I can strongly say that these principles are suited for them and if eternalized by the students and teachers can give a big change to our fact-finding students.
The mathematics curriculum allows for students to learn by asking relevant questions and discovering new ideas. Lots of questions like how? and why? Can be answered this idea that students learn when they make use of personal experiences to...