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numeracy

Mathematical literacy Neurology The ability to understand mathematical concepts, perform calculations and interpret and use statistical information. Cf Acalculia.
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Mathematics and democracy: The case for quantitative literacy.
The POW task requires quantitative literacy in the form reading and interpreting numerical information, especially in question 1.
Furthermore, the development of quantitative literacy (QL) has emerged as a major concern for successful liberal arts education (Mathematical Association of America [MAA], 1998; Steen 2004; Wolfe and Haynes 2002).
For one thing, education programs that seek to enhance the quantitative literacy of adults are quite diverse, including adult basic education programs, General Educational Development (GED) programs, family literacy programs, welfare-to-work programs, vocational programs, and correctional programs.
Asian/Pacific Islanders' scores increased 16 points in prose literacy, but were unchanged in document and quantitative literacy.
Canada ranked respectively 5th, 8th and 9th on the prose, document and quantitative literacy scales (OECD 2000).
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between quantitative literacy (as measured by math aptitude), economic literacy (as measured by knowledge of economic content) and economic learning (indicated by improvements in economic knowledge over the semester).
Providing students access to some of the data would help create a sense of themselves as a freshman class and provide them with an opportunity to begin to develop quantitative literacy skills by analyzing data about themselves.
Respondents demonstrated skills in the lowest level of prose, document, and quantitative literacy proficiencies.
Moreover, as the ongoing research at the International Center shows, education must also broaden its definition of literacy to include not only prose, but also document and quantitative literacy.
14) As one might expect, there is some variation in what the contributors to the report believe quantitative literacy to mean.
This in turn was given three `domains of literacy skills' -- of prose, document and quantitative literacy -- and measured along five levels, from very poor to `command over higher-order information processing skills'.

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