Numeracy can be defined as the ability to engage with quantitative information in a given context, academic or beyond, by using mathematics as an analytical tool. UTM’s Academic Plan and Implementation Plan have both 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)”.
In support of this part of the Academic Plan, the RGASC provides the following approaches to numeracy support:
- face-to-face consultations with students
- discipline-specific mathematics instruction
- faculty support (e.g., with assignment design or assessment strategies)