What Is Numeracy?
Numeracy refers to the ability to make sense of mathematics and to use mathematics effectively in reallife situations.
Numerate people are able to:
 use appropriate techniques, tools, and units in order to measure;
 solve problems by applying their understanding of numbers and the relationships between numbers, using different computational methods;
 analyze and describe geometric shapes and figures, location, and movement;
 analyze and make predictions from patterns;
 collect, organize, and analyze data.
Numeracy must be a goal for all students.
