The Ministry of National Education (MEB) is ushering in a new era in mathematics, a subject that many students have the most difficulty with. A nationwide association is being launched to make math lessons more popular at all levels from primary school to high school. In order for students to better understand mathematics, many fields will be studied, from travel museums to cartoons, from technology to handicrafts.
Mathematics will blend with life. Sabah reports that the slogan “Mathematics Anytime, Anywhere” aims to make the lesson fun. Students, teachers, parents, administrators, universities and other stakeholders will work together for mathematical mobility so that children can acquire mathematical thinking skills.
Collaboration with TÜBİTAK will be established. Here are the studies that need to be done to popularize mathematics:
Mathematics workshop will be set up in the school.
– A mobile math museum will open.
Mathematical cartoons will be made in collaboration with TRT.
-An application will be designed for use by parents with children at preschool and primary education level.
The math lesson will be taught with dance and music
Professional development communities will be established for the goal of “math anywhere, anytime”. In this context, mathematics will process cultural elements and local handicrafts. There will also be math in the song lessons. For example, when handling fractal subjects, the music will be matched and the fractions will be processed.
It will be combined with math, dance and drama activities to feel the rhythm. There will be activities to connect with math around the school-house.
A “Mathematics subject of the month” will be set for each month for primary and secondary education and different teaching methods will be prescribed for it.
A math calendar will be prepared like an astronomy calendar
The Mathematical Diagnostic Meeting Guide will be organized by the teachers, where students can express the problems of their experience in Mathematics education and suggest solutions.
Meetings will be held where the history of mathematics will be covered. A mathematical calendar similar to the astronomical calendar will be created. A calendar will be designed with stories related to the number of calendars and a mathematical data on a specific date.
Statement by National Education Minister Mahmut Ozar
In his statement on the study, National Education Minister Mahmoud Ozar said there would be no students who do not like math. Özer said, “We aim to change the perspective of math lessons. Through this approach, we aim to help our students like math lessons and apply them in life. Our students will develop their projects so that they are in a continuous learning. Avoiding piles of soft information, making it a part of everyday life, putting it into practice, sustaining it and learning it. Can relate with pleasure.
Important explanation on the new project
In his conversation with a group of journalists, National Education Minister Mahmoud Ozar explained important details about the new project and ongoing studies.
Noting that they are focusing on expanding pre-school education, Ozer said they are working to ensure that all children have free access to pre-school education and in this regard, they will launch a joint project with the Ministry of Industry. And the technology to open kindergartens and nurseries to encourage the employment of women in organized industrial areas. Providing information about the teacher and school administrator’s mobility program, Ozar said, “We have set an example of exemplary learning practice in Turkey. Teachers will see how this model practice is conducted. We will spread success stories throughout.” Saying that from now on, schools will plan education for teachers according to their own needs, independently of the center, Ozar said, “This is a revolution in the teaching profession. This year our budget for the professional development of teachers is 282 million TL, ”he said.
Mathematical explanation: It is completely variable
“Turkey is in a very good position in science literacy, mathematics has improved, but not at the level we want. We are working on a new approach to this. It will not only affect the success. Our students will learn math, but their Later in academic and non-academic life too. We will change the method of teaching mathematics.
The difference in approach will be more relevant to life. We design a mathematical method that is very precise in the early stages of learning, then becomes more abstract, but never disconnects from life.
In elementary school, for example, math will be taught in a play style, with a variety of activities. There will be approaches that will provide a math rich environment from middle school to high school.
In risky areas of occupational health and safety, the world has switched to augmented virtual reality for vocational training. We will also apply it in vocational training. For example, we have started implementing it in the field of casting and mining. “
Risk areas are a priority
Noting that businesses are also improving to meet the need for master trainers, Ozer said: “Our goal is to have 1 million apprentices by 2022. To become a vocational training center apprentice, first of all, we will quickly reach the target number. It takes time to become a master trainer. Most businesses do not have master trainers. . “Right now, everyone is trying to get master trainer training. In May it will exceed 400-500 thousand. The number of apprentices in food technology and metal industry has increased 4-5 times. “
Explaining that they would be implementing metavers and enhanced virtual reality applications in education, Ozar described the move, which he described as a “revolution”, as follows: We’ve started. We’ve started. We’ve intensified our efforts to establish and develop augmented virtual reality infrastructure and create digital content. Training continues at Metaverse. ” Ozar added that they have changed the way they teach mathematics and designed an education that is not isolated from life.
“Get LGS Easily”
Eighth graders, who heard that Minister Ozar Kahit was coming to inaugurate Zarifoulu Primary School, were waiting for the minister in the garden. Ozar called the students who applauded him as he left the school building and asked them to take pictures. “Hoja, they left the song. Don’t be in class. Ozar told the students, “LGS should be easy” and replied, “Study well in your studies, you will achieve everything.” At the request of the students, the Minister and the protocol with him smiled.