National Numeracy Day
It seems strange that many people seem happy to admit in public that they are not numbers people. Numbers play such 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, one in every two working-age adults in the UK struggle with using numbers.
The first ever National Numeracy Day is on 16 May 2018. The day is all about recognising the important part numbers play in everyday life and helping people sharpen skills and build 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 do. We’re all numbers people.
How to get involved:
- find out how you can make numbers work for you and check your skills now at www.nnchallenge.org.uk
- find a range of classroom resources on the National Numeracy Day site, as well as wide collection of numeracy resources on the STEM Learning site
- log in to your STEM Learning account and request a local STEM Ambassador to visit to your school, community or youth group to promote how numeracy is used in the workplace and the wider world