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Online educational videos increase mathematical literacy

Online educational videos increase mathematical literacy
13 February 2020

Turkey's mathematical literacy​ is rising since 2015. According to PISA results, mathematical literacy​ rate of students in the age group of 15 reached 64%. Educators point out that online training videos that provide equal opportunities are an important factor in this increase.


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ISTANBUL (TR) - According to the 2018 report of the International Student Assessment Programme (PISA), conducted every three years by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to measure the academic skills of students aged 15, turkey's math literacy rate has increased by 14.7% since 2015 to 64%. Since Reached 64%, increasing by 14.7%. More than 600 thousand students from 79 countries participated in the study, and Turkish students jumped 8 places in mathematics literacy and rose to 42nd place. Turkey's average math scores reached 454 rose 34 points. the scores obtained in Mathematics, Turkey was recognized as the highest score achieved in PISA application. Educators state that online education videos, which are becoming widespread every day, have a big share in the development of the country in the field of mathematics.

Online videos provide equal opportunities in education

Stating that online education videos make the learning process easier by removing the time and place limit, educator Abdül Aziz Gürbüz said, “Mathematics is seen as a field where many students in our country have difficulties. In order to break this bias, it is necessary to learn mathematics and analytical thinking. Practising at this point is very important for understanding the logic of mathematics. However, not every student has the opportunity to take private lessons or go to study centres to practice, as they are not trained on equal terms. Online training videos, educators villages of cities, allows reaching every region of Turkey. Thus, both equal opportunities are provided in education and mathematics practice becomes accessible for every student.”

The answer to the question "What will mathematics do for us in daily life?" Is changing.

Emphasizing that new tools and methods should be given to continue the increase in mathematics literacy, Abdul Aziz Gürbüz also touched on his impressions on the YouTube channel, Encrypted Mathematics, where he provided online math training. Gürbüz said, “The answer to the question“ What will we do in daily life? Technology is advancing, application areas are differentiating, mathematics is starting to open the doors of different worlds. As such, mathematics, like any other field, must be processed in accordance with the technology age and new generation students. Approaches such as the compatibility of the given examples with the perception of the new generation, the dissemination of digital resources in mathematics and the evaluation of digital media as study environments provide great advantages”.

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