Many of us say we’re not numbers people. But numbers play a big part in all of our lives.
From household budgeting, to shopping, cooking, planning a journey or working out our team’s chance of winning the league, we all use numbers, every day. Despite this, 1 in every 2 working-age adults in the UK struggles with using numbers. Many of us are just getting by when we could be getting ahead: earning more, saving more and doing the things we love better. Just by getting a bit of help with our numbers.
That’s what National Numeracy Day 2018 is all about. Recognising the important part numbers play in everyday life and helping people sharpen their skills and build their confidence so they can use numbers to help them save money, progress at work – or just manage everyday situations more easily. Being better with numbers isn’t a special talent, it’s something we can all learn.
Anyone can check if they have the Essentials of Numeracy using the free online assessment tool, the National Numeracy Challenge
It also directs people to a range of resources to help them improve.
Anyone can take the Challenge at any time. Three quarters of people who have assessed their skills, used some learning resources and then reassessed, have improved. If you achieve a score of 80 then you have the Essentials of Numeracy and can claim a digital badge and certificate.
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National Numeracy Day is run by the Lewes based charity National Numeracy. Funded through the Flexible Learning Fund, supporting the Careers Strategy, helping adults to progress or retrain.
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