With the cost-of-living crisis and continuing effects of Covid, this year, more than ever before, getting on with numbers is a crucial skill. From bagging a bargain at the shops, to using numbers at work or for supporting children, National Numeracy Day is all about the importance of numbers in everyday life for adults and children.
National Numeracy Day 2022 will be bigger and better than ever. Our website will offer a host of free, fun and helpful activities, events and resources for adults and children to get involved, from tip sheets to download and videos to watch as well as quick and easy ways to get started on improving numeracy via the National Numeracy Challenge. Plus, new this year, a nationwide first will be announced in April – watch this space!
For schools and organisations signing up to be National Numeracy Champions – there are free digital toolkits bursting with assets and guides to putting on a fantastic National Numeracy Day in classrooms or communities.
Our biggest ever programme for schools and children will offer range of fun activities to inspire number positivity, including National Numeracy Day’s fifth birthday party packs and ideas to an expanded Number Heroes Competition after its soaraway success last year. And don’t miss the April announcement of an exciting nationwide event with our partner Times Tables Rock Stars.
Sam Sims, chief executive of National Numeracy said: “National Numeracy Day 2022 is shaping up to be the most exciting and inspiring event we have held to date. With the support of our fantastic partners, we are aiming to get more people in the UK than ever before feeling good about numbers and taking action to improve both their confidence and skill.
A huge 49% of the UK’s working-age population has the expected numeracy levels of a primary school child and poor numeracy costs the UK economy £25 billion a year. Struggling with numbers can make people more vulnerable to debt, unemployment, poor health and fraud – all of which have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 crisis and now, the cost-of-living crisis. That’s why National Numeracy is so important and why getting involved can help people up and down the country.”
Minister for Employment, Mims Davies MP said: “I’m thrilled to be supporting National Numeracy Day as the campaign celebrates its fifth year, empowering people to take steps to improve their skills and boost their confidence.
Good or improved numeracy skills are essential for daily life, in perhaps helping to more easily manage household finances, deciding pension contributions or planning savings.
“Our brilliant Work Coaches in JCPs in communities across the nation are making sure jobseekers have the support they need, boosting both access and take up of numeracy courses – so everyone can reach their full potential.”
National Numeracy Day is brought to you by independent charity National Numeracy, Founding Supporter KPMG and group of pioneering Lead Supporter and Lead Delivery Partner organisations who are dedicated to improving the nation’s numeracy confidence and skills. All of the organisations involved are listed below. Take a look at why they are involved and get in touch if you would like to join them by emailing