News and what's on

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.    

OECD report on school maths calls for better understanding of core concepts

International report on school maths calls for better understanding of core concepts and more challenging practical problems.

“It’s maths, but not as we know it, and on your mobile phone.”

National Numeracy is delighted to be developing a new smartphone app which will be launched in autumn 2016.

Professor Gill Rowlands of Health Literacy UK explains why good numeracy is vital for managing your health

We spoke to Professor Gill Rowlands to find out more about the link between good numeracy skills for staying healthy.

YouGov poll finds three-quarters of adults can’t work out how much sugar they’re meant to consume

Poor numeracy skills may be letting people down in understanding dietary guidelines.

Book giveaway! 101 ways to do maths on the go...

We're got five copies of Maths On The Go to give away, a new book filled with ideas for families and kids. 

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. 

Pages