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Author(s): Vladimír Matušek, Janka Drábeková, Dana Országhová, Mária Farkašová

Title: Mathematical competences as a part of educational objectives in economical and technical study programs

Source: International Scientific Days 2016. The Agri-Food Value Chain: Challenges for Natural Resources Management and Society

Document Type: Scientific paper

ISBN: 978-80-552-1503-7

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15414/isd2016.s8.08

Publisher: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra

PY, pages: 2016, 628-633

Published on-line: 2016-06-24

Language: eng

Abstract: The main aim of this paper is to present mathematical competences as a part of educational objectives in the curricula of study programs focusing on economics and technics which are provided by the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra. There is a trend of reducing the number of hours of contact teaching and this leads to the search for more effective methods and forms of education. In particular, mathematical subjects give us opportunities to use new elements, which are based on the implementation of IT tools and e-learning, in the educational process. Especially the graphical interpretation of tasks via information technology improves the imagination of students, develops their creativity and increases their motivation to study mathematics and an application in mathematics. This involves updating of objectives of mathematical education at universities and modernization of teaching methods by using the information technology. In the economic and technical study programs, compulsory courses in mathematics are included in the first year of the bachelor degree and are completed by passing the exams. The assessment of the level of mathematical competences of students is possible by means of the final grades of their math tests. In this paper mathematical competences of students have been compared through final grades in winter and summer semesters in the period of several academic years.

Keywords: mathematics competences, objectives of education, study programs, study outcomes, information technology, e-learning, mathematical software

JEL Classification: A23, C02, I21

Rights: Open Access :: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence
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