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Mathematics in Education, Research and Applications (MERAA), 2020(6), 2

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Published online 2020-12-30

Education of mathematics during the coronavirus crisis

Tomáš Pechočiak
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Nitra, Slovak Republic

Article Fulltext (PDF), pp. 47–53

At the turn of 2019 and 2020, after the emergence of a new type of coronavirus, a new situation arose worldwide. This crisis has also caused changes in education at all levels schools in Slovakia. Primary schools, secondary schools, but also universities had to transfer their teaching from buildings to online space. We switched to distance education. We were forced to develop a number of new digital teaching aids, both in the form of Word texts, but also animated and spoken Power Point lectures. We also used the prepared lectures, which we found on the Internet. After the study materials presented and distributed in this way, we also performed a retrospective check of the acquired knowledge by the students. It was the elaboration of written works by students in individual study units, but also seminar works, credit and exam works. Students received points for each work submitted in this way. By adding the points obtained in this way, the students were awarded a total mark according to the ECTS credit scale. In our paper, we also deal with the evaluation of points obtained by students. We found out whether mastering individual knowledge had an impact on the control of others and how it affected the overall evaluation of the student.

Keywords: coronavirus crisis, education of mathematics, distance education, points earned, correlation coefficient
JEL Classification: C02, C11, I21