Anecdotally, SD#20 teachers report that the lack of deep number sense knowledge and conceptual understanding hinders success in math throughout the system and into life and is an issue for students in our district.

A review of student achievement evidence in the area of numeracy indicate that the lack of success in graduate program math courses contribute to our declining graduation rate trend.

A review of student achievement evidence in the area of numeracy indicates that the number of students fully meeting or exceeding in terms of numeracy expectations declines over time as students progress from grade to grade.

Research supports the idea that students need a deep, solid number sense foundation in order to succeed in math as concepts become more complex and challenging over time.

It is understood that in the 21st century, without the ability to understand basic mathematical ideas one cannot fully comprehend modern writing such as that found in newspapers and informational text.

## Welcome to SD#20 Numeracy Wiki

## District Goal

## To Improve number sense for all students, K – 9.

## We believe, and research supports, that foundational to success in mathematics generally is a well-developed and deep understanding of number.

Resources**Draft BC Math Curriculum**

IRP K - 7IRP Grades 8 and 9Math Glossary (Interactive)Common Curriculum Framework 2006NCTM Virtual Manipulatives## GLENCOE Virtual Manipulatives

## Why Numeracy?

Anecdotally, SD#20 teachers report that the lack of deep number sense knowledge and conceptualunderstanding hinders success in math throughout the system and into life and is an issue for studentsin our district.A review of student achievement evidence in the area of numeracy indicate that the lack of success ingraduate program math courses contribute to our declining graduation rate trend.A review of student achievement evidence in the area of numeracy indicates that the number of students fullymeeting or exceeding in terms of numeracy expectations declines over time as students progress from grade to grade.Research supports the idea that students need a deep, solid number sense foundation in order to succeed inmath as concepts become more complex and challenging over time.It is understood that in the 21st century, without the ability to understand basic mathematical ideas one cannotfully comprehend modern writing such as that found in newspapers and informational text.