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US initiative aims to switch UK children on to maths through inspirational lessons

Nearly 300 primary and secondary schools in England and Wales are starting the new term by taking part in a Week of Inspirational Maths, an initiative developed by renowned maths educator Professor Jo Boaler of Stanford University in the US.

Anxious parents can impede development of children’s maths skills

The report finds parents with maths anxiety are more likely to pass on their unease with the subject 

National Numeracy at the CBeebies Big Day Out

National Numeracy joined the CBeebies Big Day Out with The Furchester Hotel in Weston-super-Mare

Education and Training Foundation to review post-16 Functional Skills

Skills Minister has commissioned the Education and Training Foundation to review Maths and English in post-16 education 

CBI say UK “Skills Emergency” holding back economic growth

Survey of 310 employers finds over half are not confident they will be able to recruit staff with right maths and science skills

On the road with CBeebies!

National Numeracy will be joining the CBeebies Big Day Out with The Furchester Hotel this summer

National Numeracy welcomes call to urgently improve UK numeracy skills in new British Academy report

Report urges current workforce and future generations to upskill to become ‘data-literate’

What the National Lottery shake up means for jackpot hopefuls

Camelot announce that 10 extra balls will be added to the National Lottery draw, decreasing the odds of a jackpot win

National Numeracy new acting chair - founding trustee Belinda Vernon

We are delighted that Belinda Vernon, one of National Numeracy’s founding trustees, has agreed to take over as acting chair.

The numbers behind FA Cup final fever

The BBC has launched new interactive guide to everything you need to know about the maths behind the FA Cup final.


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