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SUPPORTING MATHEMATICAL AND DIGITAL COMPETENCES USEFUL FOR STEM EDUCATION 

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DOI: 10.34916/el.2019.11.26

Ján Gunčaga Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia)
Tomasz Kopczyński University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland)

Abstract: Acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) has become very frequently word among many stakeholders in the school policy. Mathematical and computational thinking are important for STEM Education. There are common thinking skills, but computational thinking focuses more on automation. Mathematical thinking focuses more on proofing. We present n our contribution the theoretical requirements that are needed for students in mathematical and digital competences. Practical examples represent, how it is possible to develop mentioned competences in educational practice.

Keywords: STEM Education, mathematical and informatical thinking, mathematical and digital competencies, competitions Bebras and Mathematical Olympiad, language and technology

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