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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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Do Turkish respondents display innumeracy like those in the U.
Furthermore, the reporting of objective income inequality in complex indices such as the Gini ratio and Theil index compounds the innumeracy problem.
Third, opportunities for family members to use base medical and educational resources will begin to lower the illiteracy and innumeracy rates and improve the general health of the Afghan citizen.
Innumeracy is an issue we must confront: numerical information is
One way to understand the challenge that innumeracy poses is to consider the quantitative imperative in relation to the "reasonable person standard," one of the most commonly used guides for what information should be included in minimal disclosure.
The stock of human capital in the UK was also much lower due to higher rates of illiteracy and innumeracy and a lower proportion of the UK workforce with post-school qualifications, especially vocational qualifications.
Playing the race card and economic innumeracy, promising unaffordable tax cuts while pledging to reduce the borrowing deficit, is a proven Conservative strategy to lose elections.
This stems from much more than the mere innumeracy of our median voter.
Is there any reason to perpetuate innumeracy in immigration policy?
The final index gives equal weight to each indicator, so including separate variables for modern ills such as problem gambling, voter participation, and obesity (for example) while not breaking out problems more prevalent in the past (tuberculosis, innumeracy, undernourishment) inevitably produces a downward-sloping line.
In the first half of the book, he synthesizes knowledge on the property of words, notions of logic and logical fallacies, common forms of innumeracy, issues of probability and statistics, and manipulations of forms of data presentation (such as graphs that use the same data but visually tell different stories).
Despite increased reliance on technology, much of the general public has very little understanding of basic tenets of science--the phenomenon described as scientific illiteracy and innumeracy.