National Numeracy Day - 22nd May 2024

National Numeracy Day showcases numeracy in everyday life and supports confidence working with numbers. This collection of resources contains number problems suitable for classroom starter and plenary tasks, as well as more in-depth activities, including ideas for embedding numeracy skills across the curriculum.

This news article written for National Numeracy Day 2021 also discusses how two of our STEM Ambassadors use numeracy day-to-day in their jobs.



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Numeracy Ideas

This resource contains 23 instant maths ideas exploring number problems such as how many ways the digits one to nine can be combined to make 100 and how many ways 100 can be made out of four nines. Target numbers, mental squares, arithmagons, bingo and other number puzzles all provide students an opportunity to...

cre8ate maths

The cre8ate maths project was a CPD initiative for Yorkshire and Humberside teachers of mathematics. It features resources applying maths to key areas of the economy focusing on functional mathematics skills for Key Stage Three students. The project was developed by the Centre for Science Education and the...

Two resources from SMILE Mathematics containing a wealth of activities ideal for use as starter activities or as part of a plenary. Both resources concentrate upon topics from number such as four rules of number, fractions, decimals, percentages, place value and types of number.

Numeracy Through Problem Solving is a sequence of five modules which develop students' ability to use mathematics together with other skills. In tackling problems of concern or situations of interest in everyday life - the original definition of numeracy, which was reinforced by the Cockcroft Report. The five...