# Numeracy

**Numeracy** is the ability to understand

mathematical or

statistical phenomena, whether in a technical context or in everyday life. The term is by analogy with

literacy.

**Innumeracy** is a lack of numeracy.

The MegaPenny Project has some great visualizations of large numbers in the form of the volume that number of pennies would occupy. They are located at:
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The MegaPenny Project