Birth to Level 10 Numeracy Guide

Learn about and support numeracy development across the curriculum from Birth to Level 10 using this practical suite of resources.

What is Numeracy?

“Numeracy is the knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions that students need in order to use mathematics in a wide range of situations.”

Literacy and Numeracy Strategy Phase 2, Page 6.

Reflective Prompt

What approaches to developing and strengthening learners’ numeracy are you hoping to enhance by using this numeracy guide?

What is the relationship between numeracy and mathematics?

Reflective Prompt

What approaches to developing and strengthening learners’ numeracy are you hoping to enhance by using this numeracy guide?

What is the relationship between numeracy and mathematics?

Read more about research on the definition of numeracy and how numeracy and mathematics are viewed differently in the Evidence base.

An overview of numeracy development from Birth to Level 10 is provided in About the Numeracy Guide.

What’s in the Numeracy Guide?

The Numeracy Guide has six sections that you can explore to discover the theory and practice of developing numeracy in learners.

Proficiencies

Read about teaching and planning for numeracy while integrating the four proficiencies

 

Resources

Explore over 100 curated resources to support planning, teaching and assessment in mathematics

Numeracy Focus Areas

Discover numeracy through six focus areas, developed from the Numeracy Learning Progressions and numeracy research

 

Numeracy at home

Find information, advice and activities for parents, carers and families to help their child’s numeracy learning at home

High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS)

Uncover examples of practice using the HITS to support numeracy learning – ten instructional practices that maximise student learning

Evidence base

Explore an overview of contemporary research, thinking and practice in numeracy in the Australian context

Resources

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Uncover the Numeracy Guide

Not sure where to go? Would you like to sample the content of the Guide? You’ll find snippets of content drawn from the six sections of this site in the random generator below.

Canberra Mathematical Association

Explore ways of improving the quality of mathematics education and learning throughout the Australian Capital Territory.

School Fair Necklaces

An inspiring resource for learning numeracy by allowing students to find maths in making necklaces.

Top Drawer: Categorical and numerical data

An inspiring resource for learning numeracy which explores categorical and numerical data.

Superannuation

An inspiring MoneySmart resource for learning numeracy by investigating superannuation and comparing funds.

Exploring chance and data

This focus involves learners explore chance events and working with data in authentic contexts.

Developing number sense

Find out about quantifying numbers, using additive and multiplicative strategies.

Mathematics Curriculum Companion: Right Prisms

A resource pack for teaching surface area and volume of right prisms.

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