Numeracy involves using mathematical ideas effectively to participate in daily life and make sense of the world. It incorporates the use of numerical, spatial, graphical, statistical and algebraic concepts and skills in a variety of contexts and involves the critical evaluation, interpretation, application and communication of mathematical information in a range of practical situations (NSW Numeracy K-12 Policy, 2007).

Numeracy is incorporated in the NSW Syllabuses for the Australian curriculum as a general capability alongside other learning across the curriculum areas.

The NSW Literacy and Numeracy Strategy 2017-2020 is a plan to ensure NSW students have the essential literacy and numeracy skills they need for success in learning and in life.

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