Free resources to build your number confidence
Get stuck in to the free resources on this page for adults and children.
- Feel calm when faced with numbers
- Real-life stories plus videos from our agony aunts
- Manage your money with confidence
- Support your children with our free activity pack
Or start learning now with the National Numeracy Challenge. It's a free learning programme to boost your confidence and skills.
Helping you feel calm when faced with numbers
We know there is a link between maths and mental wellness. So we have designed these activities to help you feel calm and confident to face the numbers in your life.
- Habit trackers help you take a small positive action every day
- Dr Linda Papadopoulos helps you to feel more confident
- Five tips for overcoming maths anxiety
- Chuck it in the Bucket helps you recognise and relieve stress
Chuck It in the Bucket!
This tool can help you understand what you can do to feel more confident and in control when it comes to numbers.
5-day habit tracker
Use our handy tips and prompts to help boost your confidence this Number Confidence Week.
30-day habit tracker
Use this tracker to build your confidence with numbers throughout November.
Boost your confidence with Dr Linda
Dr Linda Papadopoulos shares her tips for feeling more confident with numbers and maths.
5 tips for overcoming maths anxiety
Maths anxiety is common and can paralyse us when we need to use numbers. Here are our top tips to overcome maths anxiety.
Real life stories
The stories of our learners and those who have overcome their anxieties are an inspiration.
In this video Sally and Tamsin from National Numeracy discuss one of the moving stories they've encountered.
Other learners have struggled their whole lives with numbers, like apprentice Rebecca , or like Stella, who has dyscalculia. But their stories prove all of us can improve and learn to use the numbers in our lives. Read these real-life stories and many more in our numeracy stories section.
Confidence with Money
Our ambassador and financial expert Iona Bain talks about the first steps you can take towards getting financially confident.
In the section below you can find more expert tips and advice from Iona and from one of our other ambassadors Mr MoneyJar, to help you get confident with numbers for money management.
Mr MoneyJar's top tips
Timi Merriman-Johnson, aka Mr MoneyJar, gives his top tips for financial wellbeing.
Understanding your payslip with Iona Bain
All employees and workers are entitled to a payslip from their first payday, but working out what they mean can be tricky. Iona Bain explains how to decipher them.
Put it in the piggy
This isn't about saving your pennies in a pig shaped pot! It’s about understanding what’s holding you back when it comes to getting a grip on your finances.
5 ways confidence with numbers can help your money go further
Here are some practical tips, with some extra advice around behaviour, so you can make the most of them.
The need to support our children's learning can motivate us to build our confidence with numbers. And helping our children have a positive relationship with numbers is so valuable.
These activities are designed for adults and children to do together. They're adaptable, creative and fun!
Check out more videos
Here are just three of the videos we've lovingly crafted for Number Confidence Week. Our YouTube channel is dedicated to building number confidence check it out to see what's going on this November.
If you do one thing, do this...
The National Numeracy Challenge is an online learning tool that over half a million adults have already used!
It's a free, confidential, online way to improve your numeracy. It starts with a quick check of your skills, which makes a learning area just for you so you can learn the skills you need.
Why not give it a go?