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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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How is he and all the other innumerate, non-technical, greenie politicians coping with all this globally-warmed snow, I wonder?
Stockbroking had been an odd choice of career for someone who was practically innumerate until Clive Sinclair invented the pocket calculator in 1972.
It is an indictment of the Blair years that 25% of our 16-year-old school-leavers were classed as illiterate, innumerate or both and, as a result, were virtually unemployable.
If you leave school illiterate or innumerate, it can hold a young person back in every other subject, in their career and in daily life.
These facts also demonstrate the obtuseness of Mr Abbott s claims on Sunday that the Australian economy isn t growing; they demonstrate just what my predecessor Mr Costello meant when he said Mr Abbott has no aptitude for economics and why Mr Hewson described him as genuinely innumerate.
Recently, Sheffield University researchers found that some 22% of 16 to 19 year olds in England were functionally innumerate, meaning that their numeracy levels were at or below an 11-year-old''s.
Even to an innumerate person like me, the maths looks fairly simple and the other 14 clubs are likely to vote to retain the 'big' clubs, whose presence in the competition ensures they will get something out of the deal in terms of television funding and full grounds when the those clubs come to visit.
CAROLVorderman is a brilliant mathematician (and a useful piece of eye candy fromthe Government''s point of view) but she is spouting arrant nonsense regardingwhy our children are innumerate, illiterate, incompetent and (compared with the rest of Europe''s rising generation) all but unemployable.
All engineers have learned not to extrapolate curves but it is still massively popular among our innumerate politicians and journalists.
The number of 16 to 19-year-olds rendered functionally illiterate and innumerate has failed to improve over the past two decades, despite billions spent attempting to raise standards in the three Rs".
Barclays' support comes after a KPMG report highlighted that the long-term costs of so many children leaving school innumerate could be as high as pounds 44,000 per individual up to the age of 37, making a total bill to taxpayers of pounds 2.
The long-term costs of youngsters leaving school innumerate could be as much as pounds 44,000 per person up to the age of 37, according to the report by accountants KPMG.