to be numerate

Barbara Need bhneed at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 18 16:14:26 UTC 2010

I have an American friend who is dysnumerate (on the model of
dyslexic)--she does not process written numbers well.

Barbara Need

On 18 May 2010, at 6:58 AM, Robin Hamilton wrote:

>> Is the term "numeracy" used in USA akin to the term "literacy"?  So
>> that
>> one should be "numerate" as well as "literate".
>> [omission]
>> Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+
> "Numeracy" (the term, that is) seems to be much more of a UK thing
> than a US
> one -- a quick google on <numeracy literacy> suggested that almost
> all the
> sites appearing had .uk in the domain name.  I didn't try a parallel
> search
> on google books or google news, but I suspect the same balance would
> emerge.
> It's certainly a perfectly familiar term to me in the UK,
> commonplace even,
> though I can't think when I would first have heard it.
>            Robin

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