Courseware

16 Jul 2018 3:20 PM
By Elmer Peramo

The DOST-Courseware page contains a repository of open education resources, computer-aided interactive modules designed for students, teachers, parents, and learners to gain supplemental knowledge on primary education Science and Mathematics. You can download the modules below. It’s totally FREE!

About DOST-Courseware


The DOST Courseware is a locally-produced, all-original Filipino highly interactive multimedia educational resource packages available both in Windows and Android versions, conceptualized, digitized and produced as spearheaded by the Science Education Institute (SEI-DOST) in partnership with the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI-DOST) and in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd), Philippine Normal University (PNU) and University of the Philippines-National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (UP-NISMED), which primary goal is to develop information and communication technology learning innovation to support the upgrading and improvement of science and mathematics education in the country. The DOST Courseware are provided for free to schools and are also made available online as supplemental resources for teachers and student as an interactive approach to e-learning and blended learning.

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History


HISTORY

In 2004, the Science Education Institute (SEI) met with the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), with an idea. To enable schools take advantage of Information Technology (IT) in conducting classroom lectures. The plan was to optimize, streamline, and standardize lesson presentation through the use of cost-effective and high quality solutions, which would then assist students to be more competitive, maximize and enhance learning through the use of this technology.

The project took two years to culminate, with SEI for the financial support and tapping experts from the Philippine Normal University (PNU) and teachers under the Department of Education (DepEd) writing in the form of scripts the Science and Mathematics lesson content. The creative team of ASTI, using Flash technology and other multimedia tools, developed the one hundred one (101) highly animated and interactive lessons. Series of workshops participated in by the three involved agencies were also done after the digitization to validate and approve the final modules before its release. The rigid content development, animation and experts' validation made this project highly anticipated, making everyone excited and truly, it was worth the wait.

On November 16, 2006, the much-awaited project "Development of Computer-Aided-Instructions for Science and Mathematics - Modules in Science and Mathematics for Elementary Schools", which produced 101 modules (41 in science and 60 in mathematics) was formally launched at Discovery Suites, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Witnessing the event were officials and staff from the Department of Education, Department of Science and Technology, the media, teachers and students as well. To date, about 9,000 copies of this courseware has been distributed to various public elementary schools, public offices, some foreign guests, science centrums, and lawmakers.

For the second time in 2011, The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through its attached agencies, the Science Education Institute (SEI) and the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), collaborated with NISMED in the development of a new courseware for Grade I mathematics under the project “Technology Package for Student Learning Empowerment: Pilot Testing of Courseware and Tablet PC". The project aims to determine the effect of using digitized learning materials on the academic performance of Grade 1 pupils in mathematics, to identify the problems associated with the use of the Tablet PC, to determine the benefits of using the Tablet PC in the teaching and learning of mathematics, and to recommend actions based on the results of the pilot testing,

The interactive courseware in mathematics is a supplementary material and were loaded in Tablet PCs. There are 10 lessons included in the courseware: six on Whole Numbers, three on Fractions, and one on Linear Measurement. Each lesson has three parts: Activities, Fixing Skills, and Evaluation. The courseware is accompanied by a teaching support material that will guide the teachers on how to use the interactive courseware effectively in the classroom.

The project has four major phases: design and development of the lessons for the courseware; digitization of these lessons; training of teachers; and pilot testing of the courseware using the Tablet PC. The third phase of the project was completed in August 2012. A total of 20 teachers from NCR, Region I, Region IVA, Region VIII, and Region X participated in the training program held at the Information Science Laboratory, STTC Building, UP NISMED. The teacher-participants were familiarized with the features and operation of the Tablet PC as well as on the use of the interactive courseware. The pre-pilot testing of the courseware started in November 2011 and ended in March 2012.

The collaboration Of SEI and ASTI reached greater heights, alongside the development of the second edition of elementary courseware is the courseware for secondary schools which started in 2010. Currently, there are 133 modules in first year consisting of 73 modules in science and 60 in mathematics. Second year level meanwhile includes 118 modules: 58 in science and 60 in mathematics.

Through the use of these highly interactive lessons/modules and cost-effective high-quality tCT solutions Courseware, SEI, ASTI, and DOST expect to enable elementary and secondary-level students to be more competitive through the optimal use of technology.

Modules


Math

Grade 1
How are the Objects Classified Classifying Objects According to a Given Condition Forming Set of Objects How Many More or Fewer Do I have Which Comes First What Shapes or Numbers are Missing Expressing a Number as a Sum of Two Numbers Finding the Missing Addends or Sum How Much Money is Left Finding the Missing Digit or Digits Representing One Half in Different Ways Finding the Whole Representing One Fourth in Different Ways Complete Me Estimating the Length of an Object Which Object has this Length
Grade 2
Addition of Whole Numbers Subtraction of Whole Numbers Multiplication of Whole Numbers Division of Whole Numbers Unit Fractions (How Big is a Unit) Tessellating with Triangles and Squares The Concept of Area Presenting Data in a Table and in a Pictograph
Grade 3
Representing Problems in Multiplication Sentences Dividing Whole Numbers with Remainder Prime and Composite Numbers Factors and Multiples Ordering Dissimilar Fractions Tessellating with Triangles, Squares, and Hexagons Patterns in Bracelet Making
Grade 4
Relating Decimals and Fractions Adding Dissimilar Fractions Subtraction of Dissimilar Fractions Series of Operations (MDAS) What Number is Missing Finding the Perimeter of a Rectangle Finding the Area of a Trapezoid Estimating the Area of an Irregularly Shaped Figure Representing and Interpreting Data in a Bar Graph Giving Meaning to Equivalent Fractions
Grade 5
Multiplication of Dissimilar Fractions Dividing Dissimilar Fractions Multiplying Decimals Percent and its Relationship to Ratio, Fraction, and Decimal Finding the Area of a Circle Reading and Interpreting Data in a Line Graph Finding the Volume of a Cube and a Rectangular Prism
Grade 6
Solving Problems Involving Percent Direct Proportion Inverse Proportion Partitive Proportion Sum of the Measures of the Angles of a Triangle Sum of the Measures of the Angles of a Quadrilateral What is the Expression Determining Percent of Increase or Decrease Finding the Surface Area of a Cube and a Rectangular Prism Nets of a Rectangular Prism Representing and Interpreting Data in a Circle Graph Making Simple Predictions
Grade 7
Numbers and Number Sense Integers in Real Life Integers and Their Order on the Number Line Absolute Value of Numbers Addition of Integers Subtraction of Integers Multiplication of Integers Division of Integers Fundamental Operations of Integers Properties of Integers Expressing Fraction in Simplest Form Adding and Subtracting Similar Fractions and Mixed Numbers Adding and Subtracting Dissimilar Fractions Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers Division of Fractions Solving Number Problems Patterns and Algebra Algebraic Expressions Adding Polynomials Subtracting Polynomials Laws of Exponents Multiplying a Polynomial by a Monomial Multiplying Polynomials Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial Dividing a Polynomial by a Binomial Translating Verbal Phrases to Algebraic Expressions Translating Algebraic Expressions to Verbal Phrases Equations Versus Inequalities First Degree Equations and Inequalities In one Variable Solutions Set on the Number Line The Solution Set Obtained from a Given Replacement Set Properties of Equality Solving Linear Equations in One Variable Properties of Inequality Solving Inequalities in One Variable Solving Problems Involving Money Motion Problems Problems Which Involve Business Table of Values for the Two Variables of a Given Linear Equation Domain and Range of a Given Linear Equation Linear Equations in Slope Intercept form Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables Increasing or Decreasing Graphs Obtain the Equation of a Line Using Two Points Obtain Equations Using Intercepts Obtain Equation of the Line Using Slope and a Point Solving Problems Using Linear Equations in Two Variables Product of Binomials Square of Binomial Sum and Difference of Two Terms Product of Binomial and Trinomial Factoring Polynomials with Common Monomial Factor Factoring Difference of Two squares Factoring a Perfect Square Trinomial Factoring Trinomials of the Form x^2 + bx + c Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax^2 + bx + c Factoring a Sum or Difference of Two Cubes Factoring Completely Use Special Products and Factoring to Solve Problems Geometry Problems involving Geometry The Cartesian Plane Plotting of Points
Grade 8
Linear Equations System of Linear Equations and Graphs Solution of System by Graphing Solution of Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables by Substitution Solution of Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables by Elimination Solution of System by Elimination and Substitution Solving Number Relation Problems Using Equation in Two Variables Solving Geometric Problems Using Equations in Two Variables Graphs of Linear Inequalities Solutions of Linear Inequalities by Graphing Quadratic Equations Quadratic Equations Roots of a Quadratic Equation Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square The Quadratic Formula Using the Discriminant to Describe the Nature of Roots of a Quadratic Equation Solving Quadratic Equations that Involve Rational Expressions Use Quadratic Equations to Solve Problems Rational Algebraic Equations Rational Algebraic Expressions and Their Domains Simplifying Rational Algebraic Expressions Add or Subtract Similar Rational Algebraic Expressions The LCD of Dissimilar Rational Algebraic Expressions Addition or Subtraction of Dissimilar Rational Algebraic Expressions Multiplication of Rational Algebraic Expressions Division of Rational Algebraic Expressions Simplifying Complex Fractions and Complex Rational Algebraic Expressions Equations Containing Rational Algebraic Expressions Solve Problems with Rational Algebraic Expressions Direct Variation Direct Square Variation Inverse Variation Joint Variation Rationalizing Denominators Containing Square Roots More on Rationalizing Denominators Integral Exponents Positive Integral Exponents Evaluating Numerical Expressions with Zero and Negative Exponents Simplifying Expressions with Integral Exponents Solving Problems Involving Expressions with Integral Exponents Simplify Expressions with Rational Exponents Rewriting Expressions with Rational Exponents as Radicals Rewriting Radicals as Expressions with Rational Exponents Radicals Simplifying Radical Expressions Addition and Subtraction of Radicals More on Addition and Subtraction of Radicals Multiplication of Radicals Division of Radicals Equations Containing Radicals Solving Problems which Involve Equations with Radicals Arithmetic Sequence Finding the Term of a Sequence Arithmetic Sequence The Common Difference in an Arithmetic Sequence The nth Term of an Arithmetic Sequence More on Arithmetic Sequences Sum of the First n Terms of an Arithmetic Sequence Arithmetic Means Solving Problems Involving Arithmetic Sequence Geometric Sequence Geometric Sequence The nth Term of a Geometric Sequence More on Geometric Sequence Sums of the First n Terms of a Geometric Sequence Solving Problems Involving Geometric Sequence  

Science

Grade 7
Matter Learning Science is Fun Science and Superstitions Other Influences of Science and Technology Scientists and Their Desirable Qualities Measuring Volume With Precision and Accuracy Differentiating an Observation from an Inference Comparing and Classifying Graphing and Interpreting Data How Scientists Solve Problems Common Laboratory Apparatus and Equipment States of Matter Differentiating Substances and Mixtures Elements and Compounds Metals and Nonmetals Acids and Bases in Matter Physical Changes in Matter Chemical Changes in Matter< Molecules of Matter Symbols of Atoms and Molecules Chemical Reactions in the Environment Force, Motion, and Energy What is force Fundamental Forces in Nature Force and Pressure Force and Motion Friction Energy and its Different Forms Energy Sources Energy Transfer Environmental Effects of Energy Transformation Energy Supply Living Things and Their Environment The Components of Our Environment Our Environment is Made Up of Ecosystems Interactions Between Living Things in the Environment Interaction of Living Things with their Physical Environment Cyclic Flow of Matter in the Ecosystem Flow of Energy in the Ecosystem Ecosystems are Interconnected Introduction to Population Carrying Capacity of Ecosystems Maintaining Balance in Nature Science Technology Society and Environment Earth and Space What makes the Earth Unique Continental Drift, Seafloor Spreading, and Plate Tectonics Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Plate Tectonics Mountain Building Minerals Rocks and the Rock Cycle Weathering Soil Formation and the Soil Profile Soil Problems and How to Deal with Them Participating in an Earthquake Drill Why Philippines Has Many Volcanoes Cause and Effects of Volcanic Eruption Measuring Strengths of Earthquakes Analyzing Earthquake Hazards and Coping Mechanism Waters of the Earth Ocean Water in Motion Is Salt Water Denser than Freshwater Water Pollution How is River Formed Solving Water Pollution Removing Oil Spills Maps and Globes Layers of the Atmosphere The Weather Layer Seasons Climate A Scale Model of the Solar System Sun, My Star Surface Features of Earth's Moon The Phases of the Moon and Why We See Only One Side of It Eclipses and How They Affect Us Tides and the Moon Comets
Grade 8
Parts and Functions Different Life Process The Scientific Method Application of Biological Concepts in Technology Filipino Scientists in Biology Foreign Scientists in Biology The Compound Microscope Levels of Organization in Living Organisms Roots Ecosystem Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes Active and Passive Transport Diffusion and Osmosis Effects of Salt Concentration on Plant Cells Food Production in Leaves Light Independent Reaction Dark Reaction Nutrient Needs of Plants Leaves and Transpiration Development of a Baby Population Growth Family Planning Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Humans Ecosystems Managed and Unmanaged Ecosystems Heredity Inheritance and Variation of Traits Gene Technology Cell Cycle, Mitosis and Meiosis Asexual Reproduction in Plants and Animals Sexual Reproduction in Animals DNA Structure DNA Replication Protein Synthesis Monohybrid Cross Non-Mendelian Patterns of Heredity Codominance Incomplete Dominance Non Mendelian Patterns of Heredity Genetic Engineering Structures and Functions Circulatory System and  Lymphatic Systems The Respiratory System The Excretory System Human Reproductive System Science: Biodiversity and Evolution Theories of Evolution Evidences of Evolution Pattern of Evolution in Primates Effects of Technology on Evolution Biodiversity Biological System of Classification Kingdom Monera Kingdom Fungi Viruses The Fern Gymnosperm Plant Diversity Invertebrate Animals Sponges and Cnidarians Three Phyla of Worms Phylum Mollusca Echinoderms Phylum Arthropoda Chordates