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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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A numerate person has positive dispositions--a willingness and confidence to engage with tasks, independently and in collaboration with others, and apply their mathematical knowledge flexibly and adaptively.
IF SUCCEEDING generations are more numerate, I'm going to take a creative leap here and hypothesise that today's younger gamblers could be more receptive to tote, pool betting, than to the traditional 'fixed-odds' types of betting that have dominated British gambling on horses for 50 years.
Likewise, there are aspects of numerate behaviour that have little to do with mathematics (see Figure 1; not to scale).
The DTRA award will enable Numerate to apply its technology to develop new methods for predicting the ADME properties of compounds, enhancing the effectiveness and safety of drug leads that could lead to new biowarfare countermeasures.
To assume that someone is numerate because they know some mathematics is a nonsense; knowing some mathematics is essential but not sufficient.
NASUWT president Terry Bladen told a Bournemouth conference earlier this week: ``While I'd always argue that pupils should be numerate,numeracy can be divorced from mathematics.
It is unacceptable that we still have 150,000 children leaving primary school who aren't numerate.
Employers are looking for increasing numbers of numerate graduates who can use their skills in practical situations, whether problem-solving, solution-implementation or writing computer software.
The FSA was, he said, much concerned to address this strain, but that the principal responsibility for a society with literate and numerate citizens lay with the Government and the education system, not the FSA.
If our nation is to improve its relative wealth, it is vitally important that we have a population that is literate and numerate.
It seems that we've all twigged what should have been obvious to the more numerate all along.