Adults

There are millions of people who currently have to cope with life and work without adequate everyday maths skills.

Good numeracy is essential to every aspect of people's lives - at work, in practical everyday activities at home and beyond, as consumers, in managing finances, as parents helping their children learn, as patients making sense of health information, as citizens understanding the world around them.

Our 2017  YouGov poll revealed a quarter of people (25%) said they do not feel confident with maths and half of adults (51%) wanted to improve their numeracy or everyday maths skills.

The issue is not just about people's competence with numeracy, it is about their confidence and attitude to the subject too.

We want everyone to get the Essentials of Numeracy. It can be done - but there is a big gap to close.