Numeracy is a high priority for the department. Numeracy skills help us to develop thinking and solve problems. It allows us to make sense of activities like cooking, reading a bill or timetable and playing games or sport. Numeracy is the ability to use mathematics with confidence for learning, life and work.

Numeracy Plan for Action

Improving numeracy performance has been prioritised as a key departmental goal, with the Plan outlining a number of priorities and actions to achieve this. By working to the plan, we will drive improvement in an incremental and sustainable way over the next five years.

The goal of the Numeracy Framework (PDF, 181KB) is to provide our learners with the skills and confidence in numeracy to successfully participate in learning, life and work.

The Plan for Action (PDF, 3.6MB) identifies four system priorities with five explicit actions. It has been developed through extensive engagement and collaboration and informed by data and research.

The priorities that have been identified across the department, include:

  • attention to the importance of numeracy skills and understanding across all ages
  • quality teaching of mathematics to improve numeracy
  • valid and reliable measures of impact and learner growth in Mathematics
  • strengthen and expand the numeracy teaching workforce.