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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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Between 1996 and 2006, inconsistent findings had been found regarding gender differences on the quantitative literacy scores among New Zealand population.
The POW task requires quantitative literacy in the form reading and interpreting numerical information, especially in question 1.
The 2003 PISA study results show that overall performance of Spanish students in quantitative literacy was substantially lower than the average performance for students from most OECD countries (484 vs.
The percentages are even higher among the Hispanic population where 35% of prisoners perform below basic in prose literacy compared to 45% of household Hispanic adults, 23% of prisoners perform below basic in document literacy compared to 36% of household Hispanic adults, and 53% of prisoners perform below basic in quantitative literacy compared to 50% of household Hispanic adults (Greenberg, et al.
The approach to re-education that I propose involves quantitative literacy (QL).
The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy found that only 3 percent of adults with basic English literacy were able to correctly answer a simple prose literacy question; only 4 percent of adults with basic English literacy were able to correctly answer a simple document literacy question; and only 40 percent of adults with basic English literacy were able to correctly answer a simple quantitative literacy question.
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).
While many studies of economic literacy have appeared in the economic education literature, quantitative literacy has yet to receive the attention it deserves.
The Cognitive Tutor is from Carnegie Learning, and among the full curricula are Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Integrated Math Series and Quantitative Literacy Through Algebra.
Between 20 and 23 percent of Americans scored at the lowest level of prose, document, and quantitative literacy, while closer to 15 percent of Canadians fell into this category (Clark, 1996).

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