​“Numeracy is the ability to use mathematics effectively to meet the general demands of life at home, in paid work, and for participation in community and civic life.” (Goos)

© Brisbane Catholic Education, St Catherine's Catholic Primary School (2011)​

Numerate students require mathematical knowledge, problem solving strategies, an ability to use a range of appropriate tools, and a willingness and confidence to engage with tasks. He/she can work both independently and in collaboration with others, and apply his/her mathematical knowledge in flexible and adaptable ways.​​​