About the Challenge
Home to the National Numeracy Challenge.
It is a free, confidential and simple to use website, designed to assess your everyday maths skills and give you the tools to learn in manageable steps, building confidence along the way as you work towards the Essentials of Numeracy. By this, we mean having the numerical skills and understanding that everyone needs to function at home and at work. They’re the skills that help you manage your money, work out costs, discounts and measurements and make sense of statistics and other data.
The Challenge is designed for people to use on their own or as part of a learning programme in the workplace or other community setting.
It is mobile-friendly and accessible on all devices. It is appropriate for adults with numeracy from Entry Level 2 up to Level 2, roughly equivalent to A*-C at GCSE.
Working with partners
Over 200 partners are already working with us and getting their communities involved with the Challenge to improve their everyday maths.
We provide all our partners with unique access codes, allowing us to keep track of progress. For a small fee, we can drill further into this informaiton via our Challenge Tracker tool. Our comprehensive communications pack is also available, including a range of marketing materials and advice to get your engagement campaign started.
The Challenge Online journey
1. Take the Challenge Check-Up
The Challenge Check-Up is a confidental assessment of the user’s everyday maths skills and understanding. The assessment is adaptive; if you answer questions correctly, the questions will get harder, but if you answer incorrectly, they will get easier. The Check-Up identifies the user's overall skill level and identifies the areas that need working on.
2. See the topics you should improve
The results page shows the user what level they are working at and which areas they need to work on. Users can also see what questions they got wrong in the Check-Up.
Users are then guided towards appropriate learning resources online and advised where they can access adult education classes if they prefer. They are led through a personalised learning plan with links to online learning tools which cover the topics they need to work on.
4. Retake the Challenge Check-Up
When they feel ready, users can retake the Challenge Check-Up to see how much they have improved and if they have got the Essentials of Numeracy. If they have not reached their target or wish to progress to another level, they can carry on learning online and take the Check-Up again, or continue learning elsewhere.