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Free sample activity from our Family Maths Scrapbooks for Halloween

Try out our freakishly fun sample activity from our Family Maths Scrapbooks with your kids this Halloween to make maths a part of everyday life.

New app helps to address gap between school and real-life maths

Young people face a worrying gap between school and real-life maths, says charity as it unveils new approach to hooking 16-25 year-olds into maths through the medium of gaming.

Over 800 children enter number superhero drawing competition

National Numeracy was delighted to receive over 800 entries to its first summer holiday drawing competition, run in collaboration with Maths on Toast.  

Transforming Scotland in to a positive maths nation

The Making Maths Count Group has published a report calling for action to change cultural attitudes to maths. 

Keeping numeracy on the agenda at the Education Committee enquiry

Read more abou the Education Committee review into the ‘Purpose and quality of education in England’ including the National Numeracy response. 

Can you design a number superhero?

Get your paintbrushes, crayons, pens and pencils at the ready... National Numeracy and Maths on Toast want you to design a number superhero!

National Numeracy responds to announcement of Shanghai teaching approach

National Numeracy has told BBC News that cultural attitudes towards maths need to be improved if we are to successfully import Asian-style teaching methods.    

OECD report on school maths calls for better understanding of core concepts

International report on school maths calls for better understanding of core concepts and more challenging practical problems.

“It’s maths, but not as we know it, and on your mobile phone.”

National Numeracy is delighted to be developing a new smartphone app which will be launched in autumn 2016.

Professor Gill Rowlands of Health Literacy UK explains why good numeracy is vital for managing your health

We spoke to Professor Gill Rowlands to find out more about the link between good numeracy skills for staying healthy.