numeracy numeracy

Definition(s):

  • (n) skill with numbers and mathematics

Usage(s):

  1. Among other things that have changed since the '60s is the corporate culture, which once valued literacy, numeracy, high GPAs and the ability to construct a simple sentence.
  2. There people with literacy or numeracy problems learn to write, read maps and complete official forms.
  3. He's also made familiar right-of-center noises on education, foreshadowing national standards for literacy and numeracy, and plain-speaking school reports.

News

  • OECD: Americans lacking in basic skills

    Just because we spend a lot of time in school doesn't mean we're smart. American adult proficiency in literacy, numeracy and problem solving ranks as some of the lowest among developed countries, despite a relatively high level of education, according to a recent survey. In literacy, the United States came in 9th out of 13 industrialized countries surveyed, according to a report from the ...
    on October 25, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio

Quotes

  1. "The Rudd Government understands that literacy and numeracy skills are the building blocks of a good education," Ms Gillard told The Australian.
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: Julia Gillard Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. "There was no commitment to schools, literacy and numeracy or universities," Ms Bishop said.
    on May 10, 2007 By: Julie Bishop Source: The Australian

  3. "Basic literacy and numeracy problems are a nightmare for business and for individuals, so we have to get these essentials right," commented Mr Lambert.
    on Aug 20, 2007 By: Richard Lambert Source: ClickAJob News

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