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Employers underestimate employee numeracy skills shortfall

Employers underestimate the numeracy shortcomings of their workforce, according to a report just published.

EE drops ‘too pretty to do maths’ phone cover

Communications company EE has removed a phone cover which bragged ‘I’m too pretty to do maths’ 

New calls for urgent overhaul of maths education in the UK

Two new reports warn UK education system is failing young people and adults by not giving them the basic maths skills they need

Record breaking National Lottery draw, but do you know your numbers?

Camelot confirm there will definitely be a winner of tomorrow night’s record breaking lottery draw of £57.8m

Poor numeracy puts older people at risk of financial exploitation

Researchers found individuals with poor numeracy were more prone to being manipulated

Putting numeracy on the agenda at BIS and DfE Select Committee seminar 

Raising the importance of the numeracy skills shortage with the joint select committee

Bedtime stories can help develop maths understanding

New US study reveals the benefits of mathematics-focussed stories on both children and parents

Latest meeting of the Numeracy Forum

Functional skills and the maths in money management discussed at the bi-annual forum

Great British Bake Off finalist champions the importance of everyday maths

Great British Bake Off finalist Ian Cumming spoke to National Numeracy about staying positive about maths