Mendoza Jay-r M , Alegario Joan Marie T , Blanco Miguel G , De Torres Reynold , Igay Roselyn B , Elipane Levi E

DOI: JANT Vol.20(No.1) 39-49, 2016

The History of Mathematics (HOM) was integrated in teaching the Cartesian Coordinate Plane (CCP) to Grade Seven learners of Moonwalk National High School using Lesson Study. After the lesson was taught, there were three valuable issues emerged: (1) HOM is a Springboard and/or a Medium of Motivation in Teaching CCP; (2) The History of CCP Opened a Wider Perspective about Its Real-life Application in the Modern World (3) In-tegration of History Developed a Sense of Purpose and an Appreciation of Mathematics Among Learners. Feedbacks solicited from the learners showed that they have under-standing of the importance of studying Mathematics after they learned the life and con-tributions of Rene Descartes to Mathematics. Hence, integration of history plays a vital role in developing positive attitudes among learners towards Math.