Dimension and shape, e.g., length, width, perimeter, area,
Pattern and relationships, e.g., inter relationships of
Data and chance, e.g, sampling, prediction, data analysis,
Change, e.g., compound interest, exponential growth, cycles,
and present and future value.
Mathematical Ideas and Information
Mathematical ideas and information may be represented in a
variety of ways, including: (10)
Concrete objects and pictures.
Numbers, symbols, and formulae.
Diagrams, charts, and maps.
Graphs and tables.
Text (e.g., in forms).
Enabling Knowledge, Behaviours, and Processes
Numeracy depends on the total set of knowledge, skills,
strategies, and attitudes which people bring to bear in situations which
require the use of mathematics. Specifically, these include:(11)
Mathematical knowledge and understanding: this includes
concepts and procedures (both formal and informal), e.g., in areas such as
arithmetic, measurement, geometry, and data analysis.
Problem solving skills and strategies: these include
extracting relevant information and stating and modelling the task (verbally,
mathematically, and visually).
10 ILSS Numeracy Framework, p. 20.
11 ILSS Framework, pp. 20 22.