Innumeracy meaning

An ignorance of mathematics, or an inability to manipulate numbers.

The man suffered from innumeracy stemming from a brain injury, and depended on his wife for all financial matters, no matter how trivial.

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Origin of innumeracy

  • Coined by cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter and popularized by mathematician John Allen Paulos in his 1989 book, Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences.

    From Wiktionary