National Council of Teachers for Mathematics NCTM proposed these five goals to cover the idea of mathematical literacy for students:

*Learning to value mathematics: *Understanding its evolution and its role in society and the sciences.
*Becoming confident of one’s own ability: *Coming to trust one’s own mathematical thinking, and having the ability to make sense of situations and solve problems.
*Becoming a mathematical problem solver: *Essential to becoming a productive citizen, which requires experience in a variety of extended and non-routine problems.

*Learning to communicate mathematically: *Learning the signs, symbols, and terms of mathematics.
*Learning to reason mathematically: *Making conjectures, gathering evidence, and building mathematical arguments.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Commission on Standards for School Mathematics. (1989). *Curriculum and evaluation standards for school mathematics*. Natl Council of Teachers of.

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