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Get ready for National Numeracy Day 22 May 2024

Welcome! We are so glad you are taking part in the UK’s only day dedicated to everyday maths on Wednesday 22 May 2024.

We want to make getting involved in National Numeracy Day as simple and easy as possible for you and your colleagues. 

Bobby Seagull

Making it easy for you to get involved

We want to make getting involved in National Numeracy Day as simple and easy as possible for you and your colleagues. We know you are short of time.

This year we have live events, celebrity activities, fun with Times Tables Rockstars and much more.

And for kids up to 13, our fantastic Number Heroes competition returns with £6,000 worth of prizes for schools up for grabs. 

Remember - everything is free and there is no fundraising requirement. So the whole school can get involved regardless of household income.

National Numeracy Day is an effective way to:

  • Support maths learning at every age
  • Support the maths curriculum with our Family Maths Toolkit
  • Boost kids’ confidence with numbers
  • Inspire a positive mindset towards numbers
  • Make links between maths and activities kids love in everyday life
  • Make links between maths and other areas of the curriculum
  • Have fun with maths, regardless of ability
National Numeracy Day Live_National Numeracy Ambassador Katya Jones with West Ham mascot Hammerhead and Numberblock One at Rosetta Primary School, London. Credit National Numeracy_web

We will support you with:

  • Activities and resources We will provide a full toolkit containing evidence-based resources, tips and ideas tailored for primary schools and Early Years settings. We’ll get in touch when your toolkit it ready to download.
  • Lesson planning – Whether you have one period available, an assembly slot, or a whole day…we have suggestions  for how to fit National Numeracy Day into your schedule.
  • Communications – We will provide templates for emails for staff,  letters to parents and social media posts and assets. We will make it easy for you to talk about what’s happening.

Actions to take now:

When your toolkit is ready, we’ll be in touch. In the meantime you can get ahead:

  1. Save the date Mark Wednesday 22 May in the school diary
  2. Notify your maths lead (if that's not you) and ask them to sign up  and get our toolkit
  3. Grab the Family Maths Toolkit - Over 200+ free, fun maths activities for schools and families that supports the national curriculum in England and the curriculum for excellence in Scotland. Grabs yours now!
  4. Number Heroes Competition is now live – mark your diary and grab your worksheet from the website.

Number Heroes Competition

Kids can become a Number Hero by creating a picture of their dream job or hobby and telling us how it uses numbers. Entrants can win a fantastic prize for themselves and one of six incredible numeracy prize bundles for their nursery, school or youth group, worth £1,000 each!

The 2024 competition is now LIVE! Download your worksheet and get started.