Key Competence 3: Mathematical literacy and basic competences in science and technology
Mathematical literacy is the ability to use addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and ratios in mental and written computation to solve a range of problems in everyday situations. The emphasis is on process rather than output, on activity rather than knowledge. Scientific literacy refers to the ability and willingness to use the body of knowledge and methodology employed to explain the natural world. Competence in technology is viewed as the understanding and application of that knowledge and methodology in order to modify the natural environment in response to perceived human wants or needs.