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Numeracy means many different things to different people.

Some see numeracy as the foundation of mathematics, the concepts learnt in school and necessary for understanding more advanced mathematics, such as quadratic equations, statistical analysis and calculus.

Some see numeracy purely as the ability to perform simple number calculations - a subset therefore of wider mathematics.

Click on any of the four symbols on your right to understand more about each area of numeracy and find examples of numeracy problems and how to solve them.

Addition Subtraction
Division Multiplication