Research and Impact
National Numeracy has its roots in research. The 2011 Skills for Life survey made a compelling case to form a charity dedicated to improving numeracy, and since then we have sought to base everything we do on evidence.
We are always gathering new information on how numeracy impacts us individually as well as on a societal level, and seeking the most effective ways to help everyone build their confidence with numbers. We also hold ourselves to a high level of rigour, assessing and reporting on the impact of our work.
Number Confidence and Social Mobility
Our latest report explores how improving numeracy could play a central role in improving social mobility and offers a set of recommendations for the nation as a result of the research.
We examined the connection between improving numeracy and opportunities in work and the role number confidence plays in supporting adults with low numeracy to get on a path to a Level 2 maths qualification (equivalent to GCSE maths grade C/4).
The UK Numeracy Index
Using data from thousands of learners, and working with data company Experian, we have built the the first ever model to predict and rank areas of the UK by numeracy skills and confidence.
This reveals new and valuable insights to inform how our organisation, government and others address the problem of low numeracy in the UK.
A decade of National Numeracy's impact, 2012-2022
In 2022 we celebrated 10 years of National Numeracy, the UK's only charity dedicated to everyday maths
Over the past decade, National Numeracy has supported hundreds of thousands of people across the country to improve their number confidence and skills.
Discover a suite of materials detailing the impact of a decade of work to improve the numeracy of individuals, communities and the nation.
Annual impact reports
Our Impact in Focus 2022
Our new Impact In Focus report reveals the positive change that National Numeracy's work brought about in 2022.
In these challenging times, we saw more people than ever before access our tools, services, campaigns and resources.
Our Impact in Focus 2021
Our 2021 Impact Report details the first year of our new strategic plan in action, as we aim to drive social mobility through a clear focus on supporting people in greatest need with low number confidence and numeracy skills.
Our Impact in Focus 2020
Our 2020 impact report looks back at a year that saw unprecedented levels of demand for National Numeracy's work, as adults and children struggled to adapt to a world in crisis.
Research within your organisation
We have worked successfully with dozens of organisations using our digital tools to understand numeracy skills and confidence within cohorts, whether in education or at a workplace.
Find out how we can gather insight within your organisation.