News and what's on

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.

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


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