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Government response to the inquiry into adult English and maths skills

The government has responded to the inquiry into adult English and maths skills carried out by the parliamentary Select Committee on Business, Innnovation and Skills.

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Link between being numerate and being able to make good decisions about health

The link between being numerate and being able to make good decisions about health is highlighted in a report today from the charity Cancer Research UK. This shows that people with low numeracy skills are more reluctant to take part in bowel cancer screening (which can often prove life-saving) than are people with better numeracy.

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Ofsted Annual Report on Further Education and Skills

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

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Stop nursery children falling behind in maths, says All-Party Parliamentary Group

Stop nursery children falling behind in maths, says All-Party Parliamentary Group

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National Numeracy teams up with BBC Maths Of The Day

National Numeracy teams up with BBC Maths Of The Day

National Numeracy team up with BBC Sport and BBC Learning to launch Maths Of The Day initiative - focusing on the maths in football.

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Watch ITV's "Trouble with Numbers"

We are thrilled that this weeks episode of ITV's Tonight will be highlighting the issue of numeracy and what can be done to solve the trouble with numbers.

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Manifesto for a Numerate UK

Charity outlines essential steps needed to eliminate the national scourge of poor maths skills among adults and children. A series of radical measures aimed at improving the maths skills and understanding of both adults and children is proposed in a report published today.

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Know Your Numbers Week

Know Your Numbers! - Blood Pressure UK's flagship awareness campaign starts today.

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Nationwide Building Society - improving the level of numeracy across the UK

Nationwide Building Society - improving the level of numeracy across the UK

Nationwide has been a supporter of National Numeracy since 2012. As well as being a major funder and promoting the messages of numeracy and the Challenge Online to our employees and members, we’ve also worked with the charity’s team to offer guidance and advice where we can, whether it be PR, public affairs or technology, something we try to do with all of our charity partners as part of our Citizenship activity – we like to get involved!

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