See Validation of learning outcomes
The ability to use numbers and other mathematical concepts.
A key competence: the ability to develop and apply mathematical thinking in order to solve a range of problems in everyday situations. Building on a sound mastery of numeracy, the emphasis is on process and activity, as well as knowledge. Mathematical competence involves, to different degrees, the ability and willingness to use mathematical modes of thought (logical and spatial thinking) and presentation (formulas, models, constructs, graphs, charts)
Abilities that help people to adapt and behave positively so that they can deal effectively with the challenges of everyday life. In OECD’s Adult Literacy and Life Skills survey (2002), the term particularly refers to problem-solving.