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National Numeracy Challenge to improve quantitative skills of university students

National Numeracy Challenge to improve quantitative skills of university students

National Numeracy welcomes strong links between numeracy and productivity outlined in the Government’s Industrial Strategy

National Numeracy welcomes the government’s green paper  Building Our Industrial Strategy  and its recognition of the links between everyday maths skills and productivity.          

What maths skills should young people have at 14?

A new research project will determine what essential maths skills and understanding young people should have by the age of 14.  

World rankings in science, maths and reading published

The latest report from the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) has shown no significant improvement for the UK in mathematics performance over the past 3 years.

Star Dash Studios inspires visitors to explore everyday maths at The Skills Show

National Numeracy’s new everyday maths app caused a buzz at The Skills Show last week as it inspired thousands of young visitors to explore everyday maths through gaming. 

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.