International Seminar Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education (ISAMME)

Conference Archives

Advocating Innovation of Mathematic Studies Through Literacy, Numeracy, and Computational Thinking Skill

IKIP Siliwangi
St. General Sudirman
Cimahi, ID

December 14, 2022 – December 14, 2022

In the 21st century as it is today, students are expected to master character quality skills, competency skills and literacy skills. So that all these skills can be achieved to the maximum, the ability to think and reason is needed because these abilities are commonly used to solve a problem. These abilities are abilities that are directly related to literacy skills. There are six basic literacy points that have been agreed upon at the World Economic Forum in 2015 namely literacy, numeracy, scientific literacy, digital literacy, financial literacy and cultural literacy and citizenship. The six basic literacy points, there is literacy that is closely related to thinking and reasoning skills, namely numeracy literacy. Literacy has a very close relationship with language, while numeracy has a strong relationship with mathematics.


In simple terms, numeracy can be interpreted as the ability to apply arithmetic operations skills and number concepts in our daily activities and the ability to interpret quantitative information that is around us. Thus, numeracy literacy can be interpreted as the ability to reason using language and mathematics. In another sense, numeracy literacy is the skill and knowledge to use various forms of symbols and numbers related to mathematics to solve problems in our daily lives, then analyze the information presented and interpret the results of the analysis to predict and make decisions (Kemendikbud, 2017).


Based on the explanation above, numeracy literacy skills are certainly very necessary in various aspects of life. In everyday life and in society, we can take some examples of activities while shopping, going on vacation, wanting to open a business, building a house, learning about health, all of which require numeracy literacy skills. The information in the examples of these activities is usually presented in a graphical or numerical form. The state of understanding the graphic or numerical form that requires numeracy literacy skills. That way, to make the right decision, every individual is required to understand numeration.The 21st century is heavily influenced by computing, making it imperative that teacher educators incorporate computational thinking into elementary and secondary education. This means they must prepare teachers for computational thinking,2 empowering them to teach students these higher-order-thinking skills. Teacher-education programs are the opportune time to engage teachers early in their preparation to formulate ways to integrate computational thinking into their practice. Educational-technology and methods courses in elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs are ideal places for teacher educators to discuss computational thinking. The accompanying table summarizes our recommendations for teacher educators to embed literacy, numeracy and computational thinking into teacher-education programs. For this effort to succeed, however, computer science and education faculty must work collaboratively, as both groups bring complementary expertise in computing and teacher development. Teachers and preservice teachers are important aspects in developing literacy, numeracy and computational thinking skills, therefore teachers need to understand innovative learning to improve these abilities.


The 2022 Mathematics International Seminar activity consists of several activities, namely Main Paper Presentation, and Parallel Paper Presentation. Main Paper Presentation is an event provided for 4 guest speakers. The first guest speaker Prof. Dr. H. Heris Hendriana, M.Pd he is the Postgraduate Director of IKIP Siliwangi who is also the general chairman of I-MES. The second guest speaker is Dr. Subanji, M.Pd., M.Si. who is an assessor of BAN-PT, the third speaker is Sitti Pattahudin, Ph.D., he is an academic lecturer at the University of Camberra. This presentation is divided into several fields which are attended by interested participants and carried out simultaneously between one field and another.

View Conference Details