Mathematical Literacy is offered as a Matriculation subject from Form III at St Mary’s. The subject focuses on real-life situations and is perfect for the pupil who finds difficulty with the more abstract facets of core Mathematics. Since Mathematical Literacy deals with real-life situations, it enables pupils to approach problems with confidence and allows them to discover methods that work for them. It equips pupils with techniques, knowledge, skills, values and attitudes for self-fulfilment and growth so that they can be meaningful participants in society. Mathematical Literacy lends itself successfully to activities such as presentations, research, debates, interviews, questionnaires, project work, assignments and practical investigations. Mathematical Literacy is accepted at university faculties where core Mathematics is not a prerequisite.