Finnish translation: laskutaito

English term or phrase:numeracy
Finnish translation:laskutaito

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18:02 Feb 11, 2010
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English term or phrase: numeracy
Definition from Wikipedia:
Numeracy is the ability to reason with numbers and other mathematical concepts. To be numerically literate, a person has to be comfortable with logic and reasoning. Some of the areas that are involved in numeracy include: basic numbers, orders of magnitude, geometry, algebra, probability and statistics.

Example sentence(s):
  • Numeracy is used in science class when students interpret a graph, in woodwork when they confidently measure a piece of wood, or in cooking when a student halves a recipe without being given specific instructions on what to do. The State of Queensland
  • What appears in most definitions of numeracy from the 1980s and 1990s is the use of mathematics in real-life situations and the idea that it can be used in a goal-oriented way, depending on the needs and interests of the individual in a given context (home, community, workplace). NCSALL
  • Punctuality, literacy, numeracy and enthusiasm are the four key requirements of any young person seeking their first job. Guardian News and Media Limited
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Laskutaito viittaa kykyyn tulkita ja hyödyntää matemaattisia käsitteitä mm. siten, että pystyy niiden avulla suorittamaan laskutoimituksia.
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Laskutaito viittaa kykyyn tulkita ja hyödyntää matemaattisia käsitteitä mm. siten, että pystyy niiden avulla suorittamaan laskutoimituksia.

Example sentence(s):
  • Tämä kirjoitus on tiivistelmä laskutaitoa ja kielellisiä vaikeuksia koskevasta väitöskirjatutkimuksestani (Koponen, 2008). - Lukujonotaidot ja nopea nimeäminen  
  • Laskutaito oli tarpeellinen niin kaupankäynnissä, maanmittauksessa kuin tähtitieteellisten tapahtumien ennustamisessakin. - Matematiikka/Wikipedia  
  • Numbra tulee sanoista "Numeracy and Brain Development" (Laskutaito ja aivojen kehitys). - Numbrasta Numerorataan  
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Yes  Katja Jääskeläinen
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