HomeInternational Journal of Education Research for Higher Learningvol. 22 no. 2 (2016)

The Effect of Using Web 2.0 Technology in Learning Mathematics to the Mathematics Anxiety of the First Year Education Students of the University of the Immaculate Conception

Joel Jardeloza | Irene C Chiong | Ryle Gem Pechon



The number of re-enrollees in Math 1 and the low number of students pursuing a course major in mathematics prompted the researcher to explore the use of Web 2.0 technologies in lowering the mathematics anxiety of the students. Even though mathematics is part of the daily lives of the people it is a fact that students enrolled in universities and colleges who were taking mathematics feel the tensions referred as mathematics anxiety. Matlab were one of the Web 2.0 technologies in mathematics used by the researchers. In this study, thirtynine (39) education students were involved and explored the use of Web 2.0 technologies in their math subject. Results showed that among the three (3) factors: physical and emotional factor, assessment factor, and social factor, only the assessment factor showed a positive result. The physical and the social factors showed an insignificant result. Further, no significance of relationship was found between math anxiety and the level of use of Web 2.0 technologies.