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Spring Numeracy Forum: Reforming qualifications, framed statistics, and believing what we see in the news

Over 50 people attended our Spring Numeracy Forum on 7 March when two very different topics were discussed: the review of Functional Skills and the use and abuse of statistics. 

Families get stuck in to the National Numeracy Challenge at Liverpool Central Library

Parents and grandparents queued up to join the National Numeracy Challenge at Liverpool Central Library this weekend as part of a city wide maths campaign. 

Ofsted's Maths Lead on the key challenges for maths teaching in England

Jane Jones of Ofsted told the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Maths and Numeracy about the shortage of specialist maths teachers. 

Supermarket deals causing confusion for shoppers

The Money Advice Service has reported that supermarket special offers are confusing for shoppers. 

Family maths activity for pancake day

 Download our ‘investigating pancakes’ activity for free today,  an activity for Key Stage 1   More activities are available from the Family Maths Toolkit 

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