1 million reasons to celebrate

people celebrating 1 million questions numeracyNational Numeracy proudly announce that the 1 millionth question has been answered via their new online numeracy assessment which was launched in July.

This timely milestone coincides with another recent achievement – securing 120,000 registrations from people signing up to check their numeracy skills level and to access hundreds of free resources to improve.

Since its original launch in 2014, nearly 8 million questions have been answered in total. The assessment has been accessed by individuals directly and via a variety of partner organisations including public and private sector employers, colleges, universities, the Money Advice Service and MoneySavingExpert.com.

A new version of the online tool went live this summer and now features a clear pathway to getting the Essentials of Numeracy - these are the everyday number skills that help you make good decisions at home and at work. Additional features include multiple choice questions, the opportunity to claim a digital badge or certificate, plus, the site is now mobile-friendly so can be accessed anywhere and in bite-sized chunks.

Commenting on the news, National Numeracy chief executive, Mike Ellicock, said, “It's great to see that 1 million questions have been answered since July.  Given that there are over 17 million adults in the UK – around half the working-age population - with primary school-level numeracy skills we still have a massive way to go to raise awareness of the need to be able to ‘do the maths’ at work and so that you don’t get ripped off in daily life. Details of the extent of the issue, and the Essentials as the solution, can be found in a new report that we also launched this summer. We want to get the message out there that everyone can improve – but only if you have a go. Thanks to the fantastic work of our partner organisations we’re taking steps in the right direction.


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