RVS Numeracy Framework


Fluency is established when—through carefully constructed experiences—students become fluent in the foundations of mathematics through varied and frequent practice with developmentally appropriate and increasingly complex tasks.


Reasoning is fundamental to knowing and doing of mathematics. Reasoning is the deep learning that occurs when–through the solving of rich, highly cognitive tasks, rigorous discussion and reflection–students make connections among conceptual ideas

Problem Solving

Problem Solving is the primary focus of numeracy and is a means through which students can make connections to their experiences in and out of the classroom. It is an intellectual and creative process where students engage with challenging authentic and non-routine tasks where the path to a solution is not obvious.


Guidance for Assessment as, of and for Numeracy


Meeting the needs of all students in RVS classrooms

Numeracy Progrsssions

Use Alberta Education’s progression documents to plan embed numeracy across the curriculum

What is Numeracy?

Numeracy is the ability, confidence and willingness to engage with quantitative and spatial informations

Professional Resources

Visible Learning for Mathematics, Grades K-12

To equip students for higher-level mathematics learning, we have to be clear about where students are, where they need to go, and what it looks like when they get there. (Hattie et al 2017)