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

A Question of Sport’s captains Phil Tufnell and Matt Dawson have tackled maths questions school pupils are expected to be able to answer to highlight adult numeracy on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Afternoon Edition today.

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Poll finds money the main driver for adults wanting to improve their numeracy skills

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

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Housing provider supports positive thinking with the National Numeracy Challenge

Housing provider supports positive thinking with the National Numeracy Challenge

Housing provider, Longhurst Group, are proving they aren’t nervous about numbers as they encourage staff to tackle the apprehension around maths in the UK by taking on the National Numeracy Challenge.

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Launch of Financial Inclusion Commission report

National Numeracy is disappointed that the Financial Inclusion Commission’s report ‘Financial Inclusion - improving the health of the nation’ pays scant regard to the vital part that numeracy skills play in everyone’s ability to manage their money and make best use of financial services.

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National Numeracy Challenge launching in Liverpool

Liverpool City Region is to become the largest area of the country to sign up to a drive to improve numeracy among adults. Government figures estimate that around 155,000 working-age adults in Liverpool (just over half) have numeracy skills roughly equivalent to the level expected of children at primary school, meaning they may not be able to work out a household budget or check the pay and deductions on a wage slip.

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

L’Oréal Paris UK drops its ‘no good at maths’ advertising tagline after complaint from numeracy charity. The charity National Numeracy has welcomed the decision by the cosmetics and beauty company L’Oréal Paris to change its UK advertising campaign to remove a negative remark about maths.

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Pupils’ numeracy skills in Wales are cause for concern

Head of Estyn Ann Keane warned that standards in numeracy and quality of leadership were cause for concern. Education in Wales is showing signs of improvement but a slide in primary school standards and pupils’ numeracy skills are cause for concern, the nation’s chief inspector warns.

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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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