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Number Sense

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Program Description and Objectives

Number Sense is an early intervention numeracy program for Grade 1 and 2 students who are struggling with acquiring math fundamentals.  The Number Sense Program uses play-based activities to reinforce counting, adding, subtracting, grouping and estimation skills. These skills are fundamental for math mastery. Number Sense is divided into two levels. It is recommended that students first complete Number Sense 1 before proceeding to Number Sense 2.

Target Population

The target population for Number Sense is Grade 1 or 2 students for whom any of the following apply:

  • They find math very difficult
  • Their teachers believe they could benefit from support
  • They are struggling with understanding basic math concepts
  • Their parents perceive that they have delays in math

Program Staff and Size

Number Sense is staffed by a teacher and program assistant.The maximum number of participants is 10 to 12 students resulting in an adult-child ratio of 1 to 6.


Number Sense 1 and 2 is comprised of 8 – 1 hour sessions. Number Sense is offered at various times during the summer and throughout the school year. Our calendar of events may be accessed for information about scheduled Number Sense sessions and other programs designed for students, parents and the public.

    Please Note: Number Sense is put on hold due to COVID-19. Please check back for future dates.


The cost for the full 8 sessions is $300. GST will be added to the fee. A $50 deposit is required upon registration to hold a spot.


Contact the Centre for Literacy at 780-434-3698. Registration can be taken over the phone. Fees for Number Sense can be added, on a monthly basis, to the invoices of existing Centre for Literacy clients.