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Mathematics, Numbers and Data in Daily Life – Professor Chris Linton

19 Aug 2020

Professor Chris Linton, National Numeracy trustee, has written an article for Science in Parliament, the official journal of the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee.

In the article, titled Mathematics, Numbers and Data in Daily Life: A Hidden Crisis at the Base of the Pyramid, Professor Linton discusses the importance of helping those with low maths confidence and the great benefit this would have on the nation.

He argues: "Just as a basic level of physical fitness is increasingly recognised to be within everyone’s grasp, good numeracy is within the grasp of anyone who is currently held back by low confidence."

Professor Chris Linton

That there are false assumptions built into almost all areas of life, around everyday mathematical skills of the population, is highlighted in the full article below (copyright: Parliamentary & Scientific Committee). You can also find links to the National Numeracy research mentioned by Professor Linton below.

Read the full article here

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Featured research:

Building a numerate nation: confidence, belief and skills – November 2019

Numerate nation? What the UK thinks about numbers – National Numeracy Day 2019

Numeracy for Q-Step: Assessing the numerical ability of undergraduate students in order to better support them – February 2019