Here's what some of our Numeracy Champions have to say:
“The Numeracy Champion role has been incredible for me, and I’m so glad I took a chance on it as it’s really helped me to change the way I think about maths, and to be helping others to do the same is really special.”
“I love that there's no pressure; being a Champion isn't about how good you are at maths, it's just about being able to talk about it and recognising the value.”
“I felt the most useful part was seeing the sheer volume of help/resources offered to everyone that I wouldn't have been aware of without this training.”
Maths anxiety is prevalent in our society and holds many back in their careers and lives. Research shows that 78% of adults are working below Level 2 in maths, and 49% have the numeracy skills expected of a primary school child.
Numeracy Champions do not teach maths. Instead, they talk positively with people who feel anxious about maths and inspire them to share their experiences. They promote and support a positive approach towards numbers and help adults take the first steps in improving their number confidence and skills using National Numeracy’s online resources: the National Numeracy Challenge, the Family Maths Toolkit and our new financial education app Nudge (accessible via the National Numeracy Challenge).