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

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

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

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.