Numeracy for everyday life (e.g., budgeting, time
management, games/sports, and household tasks).
Numeracy for community, for civic participation, and for
understanding social and political issues.
Work related numeracy, including measuring, scheduling,
tracking/monitoring, and managing revenues and expenditures.
Numeracy for personal organization, in matters such as
money, time, and travel.
Numeracy for knowledge and further learning (needed for
further study in disciplines and trades requiring mathematics).
Situations and Problems
There are several types of response:
Identifying or locating relevant mathematical information in
the task or situation.
Acting upon or reacting to the information in the situation
(e.g., by counting, measuring, estimating, or calculating).
Understanding and interpreting the information, and
comprehending what it means or implies (e.g., whether something makes sense or
is appropriate within a given context).
Communicating: Originating and understanding messages that
contain numbers (in all forms) verbally, in writing, or visually.
Numerate behaviour involves responding to information about
mathematical ideas such as the following: (9)
8 ILSS Numeracy Framework, pp. 17
9 ILSS Numeracy Framework, pp. 18