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The ability to apply and interpret numbers and numerical information. Identified as one of the essential skills needed in the world of work, numeracy became a core skill on training ...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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90 words

... The 16th and 17th centuries saw a transformation in arithmetical calculation as Roman numerals were replaced by Arabic ones. The evidence for popular numeracy cannot easily be measured in the same way as that for literacy, but this period saw the beginning of calculations on paper, double‐entry bookkeeping, the adoption of arithmetical signs, such as = for equals, and the beginnings of political arithmetic, e.g. the demographic calculations of Gregory King . See Keith Thomas , ‘ Numeracy in Early Modern England ’, Transactions of the Royal Historical...

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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186 words

...Teachers themselves, whether in schools or in colleges of further education, must demonstrate an appropriate level of numeracy through the professional skills test before they achieve qualified status. An individual who is competent in numeracy is termed ‘numerate’, while one who is not may be referred to as ‘innumerate’. One of the earliest references to the term itself was in the Crowther Report ( 1959 ), which argued that numeracy, as well as literacy, was an essential skill and central to a sound...

Literacy and Numeracy

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Pavla Miller and Jennifer M. Jones

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
4,439 words
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...learning—were reserved for men. The history of numeracy depends far more on defining what “numeracy” stands for than does the history of reading and writing. If it is seen as the capacity to work out everyday equivalents, distances, quantities, and spaces, most adults in most of the worlds' cultures were numerate. If numeracy is defined as the capacity to perform basic operations with Arabic numerals, the proportion shrinks dramatically. Seen in this restricted sense, in the same way that literacy did, numeracy and the calculating mentality it helped foster...

Numeracy in Health and Risk Messaging

Numeracy in Health and Risk Messaging   Reference library

Priscila G. Brust-Renck, Julia Nolte, and Valerie F. Reyna

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Health and Risk Message Design and Processing

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
15,552 words

...and advertisements). Similarly, the numeracy understanding in medicine instrument (NUMi; Schapira et al., 2012 ) is an integrative measure of numeracy that assesses comprehension beyond computational ability by testing other skills such as number sense and graph literacy. The NUMi is based on a two-parameter item response theory analysis and is designed to be a comprehensive assessment of health numeracy for use with participants who have low levels of general numeracy. Although a more comprehensive measure of numeracy, the NUMi measures the combined skills...

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Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (3 ed.)

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2015

... , a term denoting competence with basic mathematical concepts, was coined in 1959 on the analogy of literacy by a UK committee on education reporting in that year. The corresponding adjective is numerate...

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Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2015

...numeracy is a word coined by the Committee on Education presided over by Sir Geoffrey Crowther in 1959 . The committee defined it as ‘not only the ability to reason quantitatively but also some understanding of scientific method and some acquaintance with the achievements of science’. Clearly there was a need for such a word, and it, together with numerate , long ago settled into the standard language....

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Language reference
Length:
340 words

... • radiancy • immediacy , intermediacy • expediency • idiocy • saliency • resiliency • leniency • incipiency , recipiency • recreancy • pruriency • deviancy • subserviency • transiency • pliancy • buoyancy , flamboyancy • fluency , truancy • constituency • abbacy • embassy • celibacy • absorbency • incumbency , recumbency • ascendancy , intendancy, interdependency, pendency, resplendency, superintendency, tendency, transcendency • candidacy • presidency , residency • despondency • redundancy • infancy • sycophancy • argosy •...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
12 words
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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
6 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
40 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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23 words
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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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9 words
Public Knowledge, Scientific Literacy, Numeracy and Perceptions of Climate Change

Public Knowledge, Scientific Literacy, Numeracy and Perceptions of Climate Change   Reference library

Jaime L. Gilden and Ellen Peters

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
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...levels of numeracy differently to affect individuals higher and lower in numeracy in meaningful ways. Subjective Numeracy’s Role in Judgment and Decision Making Recent research has indicated different roles for subjective numeracy than objective numeracy in judgment and decision processes ( Peters & Bjalkebring, 2015 ). In particular, individuals who rate themselves lower versus higher in subjective numeracy are less motivated to perform numeric tasks and are more likely to react negatively to numbers independent of their objective numeracy scores (...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
58 words
Factors to Consider while Teaching Early Numeracy Skills in an Inclusive Education Setting

Factors to Consider while Teaching Early Numeracy Skills in an Inclusive Education Setting   Reference library

Sheri-Lynn Skwarchuk

Oxford Encyclopedia of Inclusive and Special Education

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Social sciences
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10,829 words

...Focus on Early Numeracy Development. Early numeracy guidance and intervention before school is optimal, because young children who lack basic numeracy skills at the start of school have difficulty catching up to their same-age ability-advantaged peers. Early numeracy development begins in the home with parents and early childcare educators/providers as children’s first teachers. According to the home numeracy model proposed by Skwarchuk, Sowinski, and LeFevre ( 2014 ) , children’s early exposure to activities with an advanced formal numeracy focus (e.g., skip...

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The ability to apply and interpret numbers and numerical information. Identified as one of the essential skills needed in the world of work, numeracy became a core skill on training programmes such ...
National Numeracy Strategy

National Numeracy Strategy  

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(NNS)Launched in 1998 and implemented in schools since 1999, this strategy is designed to facilitate a sound grounding in mathematics for all primary school pupils. The Primary Framework for numeracy ...
Education

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,267 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...remained a major issue of debate in British society. There was at least as much debate about the levels of instruction appropriate to the various levels and sections of British society. Did the bulk of the lower ranks, engaged in manual or menial labour, need literacy or numeracy, let alone systematic access to more developed skills and areas of knowledge? Cobbett, for one, felt that what they needed more urgently was greater material sustenance to quell ‘the gnawings and ragings of hunger’, and that schools were only a distraction from these pains, a...

Labour History

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John L. Halstead

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
5,401 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...doubts about the validity of this social formation are well founded, the concept has led to new information about ‘respectability’, occupational communities, and the inheritance of skill within families. The necessarily local study of this social formation raises questions of numeracy as well as literacy, since a principal method of investigation is through the analysis of marriage registers. The most sophisticated treatment, statistically and sociologically, is Roger Penn , Skilled Workers in the Class Structure ( 1984 ), a study of Rochdale. Royden...

application of number

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One of the original six key skills which General National Vocational Qualification students were required to demonstrate, and one of the three which were formally assessed, the other two being ...

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