Mapping Canada’s math skills reveals huge disparities

Numeracy remains critical to Canada’s future productivity and the prosperity of its citizens. A new map produced by the Canadian Council on Learning revealed huge disparities in financial literacy between communities in Canada. This research draws on a landmark survey which suggests that 55% of adult Canadians are lacking in basic numeracy skills. The detailed article can be found at The Globe and Mail.

Numeracy is the ability to use and understand numbers in everyday life. The importance of numeracy as an essential skill is discussed further in this blog.