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WIN a signed copy of Peter James’s latest novel!

7 Nov 2023

In celebration of Number Confidence Week, five signed copies of best-selling author Peter James’s latest novel are up for grabs in our exciting prize draw.

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Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is confronting yet more ruthless criminals in the latest instalment of crime writer Peter James’s hugely popular thriller series.

To celebrate Number Confidence Week we have five signed copies of Stop Them Dead up for grabs, visit our Facebook page for details.

Peter, who has shown National Numeracy great support, said previously:

“I think maths skills and confidence are massively important. We’re constantly having to make decisions around maths. If you’re eating at a new restaurant you want to work out how far it is from you and how long it’s going to take to get there. And of course you look at the menu and the price of things and then it says 15% service. 

“We are having to work out stuff constantly. If you go shopping in the sales and something is 20% off you have to work out the full price. We use numeracy in pretty much everything we do all the time.”

To find out more about how Peter uses numbers in his daily life and work as a novelist, check out our exclusive interview with him.

Try the National Numeracy Challenge

 However you feel about maths, you’re not alone. The National Numeracy Challenge is a free and easy-to-use website you can use to improve your confidence with numbers, in your own time and at your own pace.

It’s ideal for brushing up, checking your level, or for catching up on learning you missed, and it’s all about the maths you need in daily life and at work – no algebra or trigonometry.

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