OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS, 2019, Vol. 13, pp. 217 - 224
© IOI, Vilnius University

ISSN 1822-7732

DOI: 10.15388/ioi.2019.15

Computational Thinking in K-12: Azerbaijan’s Experience

Yahya TABESH1, Shaya ZARKESH1, Amir ZARKESH1, Ilaha FAZILOVA2

1Polyup, USA
2Innovation Technologies in Education, Azerbaijan
email: yahya@polyup.com, shaya@polyup.com, amir@polyup.com, ilaha.f@ite.az

Abstract

Computational thinking is the process of finding numerical patterns and formulating algorithmic solutions. Polyup, a digital math playground, allows students to gain computational thinking skills through an experimental and gamified environment. Azerbaijani schools tested Polyup in their classrooms to see if it improved student attitudes towards math and motivated students to practice their math abilities. In this paper, Polyup is presented, the methods of deployment and usage of Polyup are reviewed, and we summarize the impact that Polyup has had on Azerbaijani students and schools.

Keywords:

computational thinking, educational games, math education, Edtech, Azerbaijan.


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