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.
A series of resources are available to support teachers including:
- teaching strategies
- exploring patterns
- multiplicative strategies
- numeracy investigations
- talk moves
- understanding units of measurement
- a set of flexible strategies resources looking at:
- a set of number knowledge resources looking at: