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Basic Education Core Curriculum B.E. 2551 (A.D. 2008)

Ministry of Education, Thailand

The Ministry of Education announced the implementation of the Basic Education Curriculum in 2001, which served as the core curriculum for national education at the basic level. The curriculum prescribed goals, learning standards. and also provided a framework and orientation to enhance virtue, wisdom, as well as capacity of learners to maintain Thailand’s competitive position in the world community (Ministry of Education, 2001).

The Basic Education Core Curriculum prescribes a total of 14 standards for the Mathematics learning areas as follows:

Strand1: Numbers and Operations

  • Standard M1.1: Understanding diverse methods of presenting numbers and their application in real life 
  • Standard M1.2: Understanding results of operations of numbers, relationship of operations, and application of operations for problem-solving
  • Standard M1.3: Use of estimation in calculation and problem-solving
  • Standard M1.4: Understanding numerical system and application of numerical properties 

Strand 2: Measurement Standard 

  • M2.1: Understanding the basics of measurement; ability to measure and estimate the size of objects to be measured Standard
  • M2.2: Solving measurement problems

Strand3: Geometry Standard

  • M3.1: Ability to explain and analyse two-dimensional and three-dimensional geometric figures Standard
  • M3.2: Capacity for visualisation, spatial reasoning and application of geometric models for problem-solving

Strand 4: Algebra Standard

  • M4.1: Understanding and ability to analyse patterns, relations and functions Standard
  • M4.2: Ability to apply algebraic expressions, equations, inequality, graphs and other mathematical models to represent various situations as well as interpretation and application for problem-solving

Strand 5: Data Analysis and Probability Standard

  • M5.1: Understanding and ability to apply statistical methodology for data analysis 14 Standard
  • M5.2: Application of statistical methodology and knowledge of probability for valid estimation Standard
  • M5.3: Application of knowledge of statistics and probability for decision making and problem-solving

Strand6: Mathematical Skills and Processes Standard

  • M6.1: Capacity for problem-solving, reasoning; communication and presentation of mathematical concept; linking various bodies of mathematical knowledge and linking mathematics with other disciplines; and attaining ability for creative thinking

More information on Grade-level Indicators and what is learned can be found in the full version of Thailand Basic Education Core Curriculum 2008

Basic Education Curriculum Development Project B.E.(Competency-based Education)

โครงการพัฒนาหลักสูตรการศึกษาขั้นพื้นฐาน พุทธศักราช  (หลักสูตรฐานสมรรถนะ)

Office of the Basic Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand

Since 2019, the office of the Basic Education Commission has appointed a committee for revising and developing the basic education curriculum framework into a competency-based curriculum. The drafted framework was launched in February 2022 through the website: The drafted version including the mathematics subject is in process of development and, has not yet been completed and translated into English.

Information contributed by Maitree Inprasitha, ICMI Representative Thailand