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Too many Britons let down on money management by lack of maths skills

The UK’s international ranking on financial knowledge has ‘big costs’ for individuals and the economy, says Bank of England chief economist, as numeracy charity calls for more practical skills for young people.

The Parent Factor: increasing parents’ engagement in school maths leads to higher attainment and better classroom participation among pupils.

Involving parents in their children’s maths learning clearly improves classroom performance and confidence, according to a new report published today. 

Number superhero designs marvel judges

National Numeracy and Maths on Toast have announced the winners of the summer holiday drawing competition, in which children aged 13 and under were tasked with designing a number superhero.

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.