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YouGov poll finds managing money is main driver for adults wanting to improve numeracy

Getting better at managing money is the main reason people want to improve their maths skills, according to a YouGov poll released today.

A Question of Sport’s Phil Tufnell and Matt Dawson take Maths Test

The captains tackled maths questions school pupils are expected to be able to answer to highlight adult numeracy on BBC Radio 5Live Afternoon Edition

Housing provider supports positive thinking with the National Numeracy Challenge

Longhurst Group encourage staff to tackle the National Numeracy Challenge

Financial Inclusion Commission report launched today

National Numeracy's response to the Financial Inclusion Commission report published today

National Numeracy Challenge to launch in Liverpool

Liverpool city region will be the largest area of the country to sign up to the Challenge Online

L’Oréal Paris UK drops ‘no good at maths’ advertising tagline

L’Oréal Paris UK drops its ‘no good at maths’ advertising tagline after complaint from National Numeracy

Pupils’ numeracy skills in Wales are cause for concern

The state of maths education in schools in Wales is criticised in an annual report this week

Government response to the inquiry into adult English and maths skills

Skills Minister Nick Boles agrees with main thrust of the report and points to a number of new measures 

Ofsted Annual Report on Further Education and Skills

Maths and English in FE sector "not good enough" according to Ofsted

Fair Education Alliance warn that ‘the nation will pay twice for the Class Ceiling in Education’

Report warns that the achievement gap between young people from different backgrounds needs to narrow


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Numeracy Forum

Meeting two to three times a year National Numeracy has established a Numeracy Forum to bring together the many stakeholders interested in the drive to improve numeracy across the UK.

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Festival of Learning

Each year throughout May and June, a Festival of Learning provides thousands of opportunities for adults and families to have a go at learning. As part of the Festival, hundreds of organisations hold free learning events and activities across the country that inspire adults to take the first steps into learning.

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Learning at Work Week

Learning at Work Week is an annual awareness campaign organised by the Campaign for Learning.It aims to put the spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development.

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