An Assessment of Students’ Mathematical Competency Through the Mathematics Festival’s Activity (75866)

Session Information: Assessment Theories & Methodologies
Session Chair: Jonathan Barcelo

Thursday, 23 November 2023 11:20
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 608
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The purpose of this research was to explore ways in assessing students’ mathematical competencies needed for the 21st-century goal. The creation of the Thailand Mathematics Festival was adapted from the original Moscow Mathematics Festival in providing various assessment activities to analyze students’ mathematical competencies. The target group consisted of 124 seventh-grade students from 14 schools who participated in the second Thailand Mathematics Festival 2020. The research instrument was the Olympiad activity as a part of the Mathematics Festival. This was used to collect their mathematical thinking/ideas related to mathematics contents defined by experts from the Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education (MCCME, 2021) and encompassing geometric facts; decimal notation; Constructive; combinatorics; Textual problem, and Logical tasks that will lead to the performance of the students' mathematical competence. Data were collected based on students’ expressive ideas according to their problem-solving solutions, indicated in their worksheets. Each problem comprised two sections required students to write their answers and explanations on how they found the solution. The data were analyzed by using the mathematical thinking framework of Isoda & Katagiri (2012). The findings indicated that the Mathematics Olympiad functions as a tool for assessing the mathematical competencies of seventh-grade students. The findings imply that students have the ability to exhibit their mathematical competencies through their mathematical thinking in terms of the following Mathematical idea: Idea of Sets; Units; Representation; Operation; Algorithms; Approximations; Fundamental Properties; Functional Thinking, and Idea of Expressions.

Narumon Changsri, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Ajchara Inprasitha, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Maitree Inprasitha, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Ms. Ajchara Inprasitha is currently a master degree student at Khon Kaen University, Thailand and working as a researcher at center for research in Mahematics Education, Thailand. Ms. Ajchara graduated with a Bachelors degree in Mathematics Education

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00