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Being able to use the mathematics we need in the contexts of our lives, and the willingness to do so are the essence of numeracy. And numeracy matters! Numeracy is a key factor for the enhancement of an individual’s quality of life, especially those with intellectual disabilities. In this chapter, the importance of numeracy for quality of life forms the basis of an argument that numeracy development is too important to be left to chance. Numeracy development needs to be approached systematically. One method to do this, a Numeracy Development Plan is offered and the process explored through a case example.


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