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numerate

able to use numbers, esp in arithmetical operations
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Britons aged 16 to 24 are among the least literate and numerate in the world.
The definition proposed by a 1997 national numeracy conference, "To be numerate is to use mathematics effectively to meet the general demands of life at home, in paid work, and for participation in community and civic life" (Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, 1997, p.
Why don''t we look back to the way we were taught in the 1940s and 50s when the majority of children left school numerate and literate?
It might just be me but why on Earth are we only now talking about checking that our would-be teachers are actually numerate and literate before they get into a classroom?
We need to be numerate not only so we don't get ripped off in everyday life but also because it teaches us amazing thinking skills.
As well as making sure all our children are literate and numerate, we have an obligation to adults who missed out.
We don't ask for previous accountancy experience or qualifications, but we do ask that you're numerate and can answer questions in -English.
For example, here is a hypothesis: the generations of people now in their 30s and even 40s, those who grew up with computers and calculators, are actually much more numerate than the British horseracing industry gives them credit for.
15) has the following as a description of numeracy: "To be numerate is to use mathematics effectively to meet the general demands of life at home, in paid work, and for participations in community and civic life.
Even the least numerate individual can quickly see that, when thousands of dogs of all breeds are euthanised each year for lack of a home, the figures with regard to retired racing greyhounds entirely belie this suggestion.
1989 Tarnya Davies on Numerate (100-1) - pulled up 21st.
JUST as a bit of interest and a topic for numerate pensioners.