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OECD finds UK growth stunted by poor numeracy

Basic skills could grow the economy by £2 trillion

New research finds "maths anxiety" prevalent in apprenticeships

New findings identify apprentices' issues with maths confidence

Keeping up momentum for numeracy in election lead up

National Numeracy has restated its priorities for improving low levels of numeracy and shifting negative attitudes to maths.  

New World Record in aid of National Numeracy and Support Our Paras

National Numeracy CEO Mike Ellicock has broken his second world record in last weekend’s London Marathon.

National Numeracy puts everyday maths on the agenda at pre-election education debate

National Numeracy attended the Make Education Fair pre-election debate last week between the education spokespeople for the 3 main parties

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

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.

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

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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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