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Mathematical literacy

Within the framework of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), mathematical literacy is defined as an individual’s capacity to identify and understand the role that mathematics plays in the world, to make well-founded judgements and to use and engage with mathematics in ways that meet the needs of that individual’s life as a constructive, concerned and reflective citizen. Mathematical literacy is concerned with the ability of students to analyse, reason, and communicate ideas effectively as they pose, formulate, solve, and interpret solutions to mathematical problems in a variety of situations. (Source: OECD 2009).

See also ‘PISA’.

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