The NCTM has a fluid outline of what is necessary to obtain mathematical literacy. During the recent MPS 6th Annual Literacy Conference, I thought about what teaachers can do to help students become mathematically literate. It occurred to me that although we like to think that we are doing all of the right things in our classrooms, that we have a really long way to go. It is important that we help students to see, and understand math in a multitude of contexts from going to the grocery store to reading and analyzing charts, graphs and tables in newspapers and magazines. If there are any suggestions that other teachers could offer, I would really appreciate a response.