A School Based Approach to Curriculum Management to Promote Mathematical Literacy (sic Numeracy)


  • Maria Byron The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus


Mathematics Education, Numeracy, Curriculum Development, Models, Trinidad and Tobago


The paper suggests that the term numeracy can no longer adequately define the mathematical competence which individuals should demonstrate. Instead it advocates a reconceptualization of numeracy as mathematical literacy. As a broader concept, mathematical literacy encompasses other dimensions of  mathematical skills. This reconceptualization is necessary because technology has created the need for a different set of skills for competent mathematical functioning. The education community must reconfigure curriculum and promote teacher development in order to address related issues. A school based approach to managment of the mathematics curriculum is presented in a model which promotes mathematical empowerment through professional development and instructional reform.

Author Biography

Maria Byron, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus

School of Education, Lecturer in Mathematics Education