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MATHEMATICAL LITERACY

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French Equivalent: Culture mathématique

Definition:
Mathematical literacy is defined in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) as the capacity to identify, understand and engage in mathematics, and to make well-founded judgements about the role that mathematics plays in an individual’s current and future private life, occupational life, social life with peers and relatives, and life as a constructive, concerned and reflective citizen.

Source Publication:
Education at a Glance, OECD, Paris, 2002, Glossary
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Cross References:
Reading literacy
Scientific literacy

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Thursday, January 30, 2003

Last updated on Sunday, March 9, 2003