I. SITUATION
In all field of human endeavor, mathematics plays very significant role. Man becomes increasingly dependent on the product of modern technology. Machine like calculator and computers will work unless manipulated by men who are skillful in their operation. The data produced are useless until they are interpreted by someone who understands what they are. All of this point to a knowledge of mathematics and its procedure.
For the last few years, educators have geared their attention to the re-examination of teaching approaches and the contents of the mathematics course. This was brought about by the urgent need to keep pace with rapidly changing technological world.
Mathematics is now the main concern of many countries which believe in technological expansion. The Philippines on its onward thrust to the technological greatness has given emphasis to the study of mathematics.
Mathematics with its abstract symbolism, its logical structures, and its wide application has unique importance. It has no doubt it is an important in the sense that mathematical skills are important tools in solving a variety of problems which one encounters in daily life. Mathematics plays an important role in liberal education. It is used practically in all field of knowledge. Mathematics is a remarkable tool subject that it should be effectively as possible.
Mathematics as a subject, is considered difficult and the least favored by students. Usually, the students find the study of mathematics boring and teachers find motivating students to learn mathematics one of the most difficult problems in the teaching profession.
Mathematics anxiety has been defined as feelings of tension and anxiety that interfere with the manipulation of numbers and the solving of mathematical problems in a wide variety of ordinary life and academic situations Math anxiety can cause one to forget and lose one’s self-confidence (Tobias cited by Phillips 2013).
The pressure of timed test and the...