The Numeracy Focus Areas are organised to demonstrate and foster the interconnectedness of numeracy and mathematics with students’ lives.
The table below explicitly acknowledges the alignment of, and relationship between, the Numeracy Focus Areas and the Victorian Numeracy Learning Progressions, the Victorian Curriculum frameworks and the Australian Curriculum: Numeracy capability.
Furthermore, the Numeracy Focus Areas reflect key ideas that are shared across wider national and international frameworks and theories, including the Australian Curriculum Numeracy capability, the Tasmanian Numeracy Guides, the National Numeracy and Mathematics Progression Framework Scotland and contemporary research (see the Evidence base section of the Numeracy Guide, e.g. Goos, Geiger, Dole, Forgasz, & Bennison, 2019).
The Numeracy Focus Areas for chance and data have not been separated, but rather have been addressed and aligned to Interpreting statistical information in the Australian Curriculum: Numeracy capability (ACARA).
The Numeracy Focus Areas synthesise contemporary evidence-based thinking in the field.