What made you sign up for the National Numeracy Challenge?
I took up the challenge because I want to apply for a nurse prescribers course and for that I need a good basic knowledge in maths.
How did you find the process?
I did not use a calculator because I wanted to challenge myself. The first time I took the challenge I scored 76, you need 80 to pass. I did not become disheartened but used some of the lessons on the website to brush up on the subjects I had not been so good at. I found the lessons very useful.
And what happened after using the improvement resources?
I was very pleased that on my second attempt at the challenge I managed to pass.
Well done! What are your feelings towards maths now?
It’s funny but I do feel really proud of myself for doing this, especially as I am 55 years old and haven’t really done any numeracy skills for many years.
How has using Challenge helped your career?
After taking the challenge I sat a maths test to enable me to do the Non-Medical Prescribers course, I don’t think I would have passed had I not taken the challenge.
Do you have any advice for other people who want to improve their maths?
If I can do it so can you.