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


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 seventh-grade students 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) 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. 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.

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

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Conference: ACE2023
Stream: Assessment Theories & Methodologies

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Inprasitha A., Changsri N., & Inprasitha M. (2024) An Assessment of Students’ Mathematical Competency Through the Mathematics Festival’s Activity ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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