Numeracy vs. Mathematics



The quality of being numerate; numerical skill.


An abstract representational system used in the study of numbers, shapes, structure, change and the relationships between these concepts.


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


A person's ability to count, calculate, and use different systems of mathematics at differing levels.

‘My mathematics is always improving.’;


skill with numbers and mathematics


That science, or class of sciences, which treats of the exact relations existing between quantities or magnitudes, and of the methods by which, in accordance with these relations, quantities sought are deducible from other quantities known or supposed; the science of spatial and quantitative relations.


Numeracy is the ability to reason and to apply simple numerical concepts. Basic numeracy skills consist of comprehending fundamental arithmetical operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.


a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement


Mathematics (from Greek: μάθημα, máthēma, 'knowledge, study, learning') includes the study of such topics as quantity (number theory), structure (algebra), space (geometry), and change (analysis). It has no generally accepted definition.Mathematicians seek and use patterns to formulate new conjectures; they resolve the truth or falsity of such by mathematical proof.

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