Numeracy is the skill of understanding and working with numbers. This includes understanding the rules of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, knowing the rules of BODMAS (Brackets, Orders, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction) and working with fractions and decimals.
You’ll use numeracy in practically all of the areas of mathematical study that you undertake. Possessing strong numerical skills is absolutely essential.
Work through the next few pages for guidance on how to solve different types of numeracy problems.