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  1. numeracy(noun)

    skill with numbers and mathematics

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  1. numeracy(n.)

    skill with numbers and mathematics; -- the skill with numbers analogous to literacy, the skill of reading.

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  1. numeracy(Noun)

    The quality of being numerate; numerical skill

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  1. Numeracy

    Numeracy is defined as the ability to reason and to apply simple numerical concepts. Basic numeracy skills consist of comprehending fundamental mathematics like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. For example, if one can understand simple mathematical equations such as, 2 + 2 = 4, then one would be considered possessing at least basic numeric knowledge. Substantial aspects of numeracy also include number sense, operation sense, computation, measurement, geometry, probability and statistics. A numerically literate person can manage and respond to the mathematical demands of life. By contrast, the lack of numeracy or innumeracy can have a negative impact if the skills are absent. Numeracy has an influence on career professions, literacy, and risk perception towards health decisions.

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  • abilità, calcolo, numerica, diItalian

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