Numeracy is the ability and the confidence to use mathematical knowledge and skills in concrete real-world situations.
We live in a technological world. Understanding and using numbers with confidence is fundamental to participating in today’s economy. While literacy levels are improving, numeracy levels are declining. This places Ontarians at a disadvantage socially and economically. It puts our economy at deep risk on the global stage and undermines the social equality that is a hallmark of our society. The Numeracy Gap is preventing our students from succeeding in their careers. It is creating a “math phobic” culture, which is holding back businesses from employing people to innovate and create wealth. We need an Ontario Roundtable on Numeracy to urgently address this decline. The Numeracy Gap explores how to make numeracy for all a reality in Ontario.
Join the call for an Ontario Roundtable on Numeracy.
Write to Kathleen Wynne (the Premier of Ontario), Mitzie Hunter (Minister of Education), and Deb Matthews (Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development).
Your message will go directly to the Premier of Ontario, The Minister of Education, and Minister of Training, Colleges , and Universities.