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National Numeracy and Fairway Primary School are pleased to be working together on a project to improve confidence in maths - and parents can get involved too!

The National Numeracy Challenge is an adaptive & interactive learning tool designed to help adults with their numeracy skills and confidence.

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Why should you get involved?

"At Fairway, we understand how important it is for teachers and parents to work together in order to achieve the best for our children. A strong home-school partnership and home learning environment is more important now than ever and brings positive impacts for pupils’ academic achievement and enjoyment of learning.

As part of our project with National Numeracy we’re keen to improve attitudes towards maths and encourage families to explore everyday maths together. We’re inviting parents who would like to improve their own confidence with maths to take part in the National Numeracy Challenge."


Katie Carew, Maths & Science Lead

Did you know?

Did you know that your own feelings towards maths have a big impact on your children? When parents & carers become more confident and capable they pass this on to their children, leading them to aim higher and achieve more themselves.

And maths is not just for school. As adults we use numbers every day: in our jobs, in managing money, and in day-to-day tasks.

So brushing up on our number skills can have benefits for both parents and children.

Take The Challenge

The National Numeracy Challenge is a free, web-based learning tool. It's designed to help you improve your everyday maths skills in manageable steps, whilst building your confidence along the way.

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Your results explained
You will receive a breakdown of how you did in the 5 areas of numeracy and tips on how to improve using our learning pages.


Available on mobile
Take the Challenge on the go - doing as little as 10 minutes a day can make a huge difference.

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Putting you at ease

The Challenge was created to help you and guide you on your journey to improve your numeracy. Here are some of the reasons why it's so easy to use and so useful.

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Multiple choice answers
​​​​​​Each question is multiple choice and uses examples of everyday maths.


No timer
There's no timer or progress bar so you can take your time to think. You can also practice using the quick check which only takes 10 minutes.

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Adapts to you
The questions adapt to you and only step up when you're ready.


Save your progress
Take it at your own pace, have a break and come back whenever you need to.

Who we are

We are National Numeracy, a charity set up in 2012 to raise the levels of numeracy in the UK among both adults and children. Our online Challenge is a free, confidential way for adults to test and improve their numeracy.

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People we have helped

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Mel, 27

“I used to be terrified of doing anything with maths but now I can actually help my daughter with her homework. I'm a proud mummy!"

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Rachel, 32

“It's no exaggeration when I say that it has been, potentially, life-changing."

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Adrian, 28
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“The Challenge has really built my confidence and I hope that my new-found positivity will continue, pushing me from strength to strength."

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Tony, 32

“I think that it's like doing exercise, if you don't do it for a long time it's hard when you start again, and it's the same for maths.”

Still not convinced numeracy is for you?

Watch this video and see if our celebrity ambassador Rachel Riley can persuade you.