Numeracy involves using mathematical ideas effectively to participate in daily life and make sense of the world. It incorporates the use of numerical, spatial, graphical, statistical and algebraic concepts and skills in a variety of contexts and involves the critical evaluation, interpretation, application and communication of mathematical information in a range of practical situations.

The Mathematics learning area has a particular role in the development of numeracy skills, but all curriculum areas have a responsibility for the development and use of discipline-specific numeracy knowledge and skills.  

The CEDoW Literacy and Numeracy Policy and associated procedures have been developed to ensure that schools and teachers meet their compliance requirements with Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW), the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) and the Australian Education Act 2013. 

Numeracy Across the Curriculum

The below pages target the following strands of the Stage 4 Mathematics course: Percentages, Metric Conversions, Area, Coordinates, Angle Properties and Order of Operations. Click the links below to access examples of student tasks in these areas across the different KLAs, as well as the relevant section of the Stage Statement and a corresponding NAPLAN questions where performance was not strong:

• English

• Science


• Geography

• History  

• Mathematics

• Technology


• Art

• Religion

• Languages  


Numeracy Information Across KLAs – View Google Drive folder of resources here 

Further Resources

National Numeracy Learning Progressions – information and resources from NESA