## Overview

Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) was first introduced and developed by Freudenthal Institute in the Netherlands. There are two important points in RME: (1) mathematics must be connected to real life and (2) the idea of mathematics as human activity is emphasized.

SEAQiM has designed a Southeast Asia Realistic Mathematics Education (SEA-RME) Course which is based on the regional culture, nature, and characteristics of Southeast Asia. This course gives teachers the opportunity to work collaboratively, celebrate diversity, and bring these experiences to their mathematics classrooms.

## Objectives

At the end of the course participants should be able to:

- Describe the importance, characteristics, and principles of RME in mathematics teaching and learning
- Design the SEA-RME model for mathematics teaching and learning;
- Implement the SEA-RME model for mathematics teaching and learning.

## Course Contents

- Introduction to SEAMEO
- Current Issues and Trends in Mathematics Education
- Introduction to RME
- Concepts and Principles of RME
- Mathematics in Contexts: Number
- Mathematics in Contexts: Algebra
- Mathematics in Contexts: Geometry and Measurement
- Mathematics in Contexts: Data Analysis and Probability
- Hypothetical Learning Trajectory
- Assessment in RME
- Sociomathematical Norms
- Mathematical Modelling
- Mathematical Literacy
- Computational Thinking
- STEM for Mathematics Learning
- Problem Solving
- Digital Mathematics Environment
- Developing Lesson Plan
- Peer-teaching
- Real-teaching
- Reflection
- Writing Group Report
- Pre-test and Post-test
- Designing Individual Action Plan

## Facilitators

Course facilitators are specialists and experts from SEAQiM, national or international educational institutions, as well as reputable universities in Indonesia and abroad.

## Participants

Participants of the course are 30 mathematics teachers selected from SEAMEO Member Countries.

## Duration

The course runs for 100 hours @45 minutes. The activities during the course comprises both theories and practices.