# Key competence

### From Fiwiki

Home All Primary Education Seconday Education Research ICT A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Categories Add a page Help

* Sleutelcompetentie (dutch)

## Contents |

## General

Framework for key competences in a knowledge-based society

http://ec.europa.eu/education/policies/2010/doc/basicframe.pdf

## 3.1. Mathematical literacy

At the most basic level, mathematical literacy comprises the use of addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, percentages and ratios in mental and written computation for problem-solving purposes

The mathematical literacy competence consists of the following elements of knowledge, skills and attitudes

## Knowledge

Sound knowledge and understanding of numbers and measures and the ability to use them in a variety of everyday contexts is a foundation skill that comprises the basic computation methods and an understanding elementary forms of mathematical presentation such as graphs, formulas and statistics.

## Skills

mathematical literacy such as

- addition and subtraction;
- multiplication and division;
- percentages and ratios;
- weights and measures

to approach and solve problems in everyday life, e.g.:

- managing a household budget (equating income to expenditure, planning ahead, saving);
- shopping (comparing prices, understanding weights and measures, value for money);
- travel and leisure (relating distances to travel time; comparing currencies and prices).

## Attitude

Readiness to overcome the 'fear of numbers'.

- Willingness to use numerical computation in order to solve problems in the course of day-to-day work and domestic life.

## References

## Versions of this document

- 20080129, wikiteam