Numeracy Support

What is Numeracy?

Numeracy is the ability and confidence to engage with quantitative information in a given context by applying mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches to make informed decisions, to problem-solve, and to logically reason in everyday situations.

Numeracy at UTM and the Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy (ISUP)

UTM’s Academic Plan (2017) and Implementation Plan have identified numeracy as a key priority. One of the goals outlined in UTM’s Academic Plan (2017) is to “inspire student success by supporting a rigorous and innovative academic environment.” To achieve this goal, UTM promises in the Academic Plan to focus on strategies for “developing students communication skills from foundational to advanced levels (written, numerical, analytical, oral and visual)”.

At ISUP, ISP130: Numeracy for University and Beyond is a for-credit course designed to help students develop their confidence in engaging with numbers in a given context.

Numeracy at the RGASC

In support of UTM's Academic Plan (2017), the RGASC provides the following approaches to numeracy support: