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Numeracy Progressions

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Alberta Education defines numeracy as follows: Numeracy involves acquiring and applying the mathematical knowledge and skills needed to engage with quantitative and spatial information in a variety of situations. Numeracy is embedded in learning experiences across all subject areas. It is foundational, allowing students to make informed decisions as knowledgeable, active participants in our democratic society. The Numeracy Progressions identify knowledge and behaviours that students may demonstrate by the end of each divisional age range.
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Division 1 (ages 6–8)
Division 2 (ages 9–11)
Students develop awareness of the numeracy skills required to engage in tasks or to make decisions.
Quantitative Information
Students apply knowledge of quantitative information to make an informed decision.
Spatial Information
Students apply knowledge of spatial information to make an informed decision.
Interpret, Represent, Communicate
Students interpret, represent, and communicate in a variety of digital and non-digital formats to support decisions in situations involving numeracy.
Strategies, Methods, or Tools
Students use efficient and effective strategies, methods, or tools to manage quantitative and spatial information.