the 7th International Symposium on Mathematics Education and Innovation

5-6 October 2022

Numeracy has become the current buzzword in the world of Indonesian mathematics education since the Ministry of Education and Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemdikbudristek-RI) launched the Minimum Competency Assessment (Asesmen Kompetensi Minimum - AKM) program. Together with literacy, numeracy is the minimum competency measured in the AKM. This policy is expected to foster a learning culture that places students as the main focus, as well as the shift of the paradigm from simply teaching the content, to developing the students’ competence in a constructive and adaptive manner.

Currently, there are still many mathematics teachers who are not familiar with numeracy, which is followed by various misconceptions and misinformation. One of the efforts of the SEAMEO Regional Centre for QITEP in Mathematics or commonly called SEAQiM in supporting teacher professionalism is through the International Symposium on Mathematics Education and Innovation (ISMEI). This symposium is initiated by SEAQiM and is held every two years. This activity is a space for disseminating works and exchanging ideas about innovations in mathematics education for teachers, education staff, policy makers, and related stakeholders.

In 2022, ISMEI will be held for the seventh time with the theme being Transforming Education by Reimaging Numeracy Learning. Through this theme, ISMEI invites education practitioners to transform education by reviewing mathematics learning practices to develop numeracy and discussing its potential in the future.