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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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National Numeracy Parent Toolkit Live

National Numeracy Parent Toolkit Live

This week sees National Numeracy reaching a key milestone in our Paul Hamlyn Foundation funded Parental Engagement Project – the publication of our National Numeracy Parent Toolkit.

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BIS Select Committee calls on Government to launch national campaign to boost adult literacy and numeracy

Published today - on UN International Literacy Day - the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee has published a report recommending the Government launch a high-profile campaign to tackle the alarmingly low levels of adult literacy and numeracy in England. In light of an OECD survey of 24 countries ranking England and Northern Ireland 22nd for literacy and 21st for numeracy, the Committee also calls for a more joined-up Government approach to tackling the problem, improved funding arrangements, and better assessment and support of the literacy and numeracy needs of unemployed people.

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Citizen Maths - brush up your maths for free

Being launched this month Citizen Maths is a new, free and open online course due to be launched later this month. Aimed at adults and college students who’ve not yet achieved a Level 2 maths qualification, such as GCSE Grade C or above, it compliments the work we are doing via the National Numeracy Challenge.

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Dr Els De Geest joins the team

We are delighted to announce that Dr Els De Geest, BA, BSc (Hon), PGCE, PhD (mathematics education) has joined National Numeracy. She will be working as Strategic Programmes Manager for National Numeracy, and supporting colleagues with evidence gathering, monitoring, evaluation and research for our activities, as well as contributing to product development.

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