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Join in with National Numeracy Day

Building brighter futures through confidence with numbers.

The big day was 17 May but you can access our activities and resources any time. 

Catch up on our National Numeracy Day LIVE event right here

Check out the free, helpful resources on these pages and test and improve your numeracy on the National Numeracy Challenge.

Check your numeracy


Number Heroes Competition

Kids can create a picture of their dream job or hobby and tell us how it uses numbers. Get their imagination running wild to be in with a chance to win a fantastic prize for themselves and one of six incredible prize bundles for their nursery, school or youth group, worth £1000 each!

The 2023 competition is now closed.

See the winning entries

Activities for Children

We have loads of fun and free activities, events and resources to help children feel good about numbers, including...

  • Get dancing with BBC CBeebies Numberblocks and Strictly's Katya Jones
  • Free livestream event for kids at 9.30am on Wed 17 May
  • Bobby Seagull's Number Heroes competition
  • Rachel Riley's confidence tips for kids 
  • And loads more rapping, baking and counting fun! Take a look...

More resources to build your confidence with numbers

   Help with dyscalculia 

    Iona Bain has some great tips for feeling better about numbers
    if you, or your child, has dyscalculia - often called 'dyslexia
    with  numbers'.

    Download Iona's tips

   Money Management Tips for Adults

    Get some advice from Mr MoneyJar! Timi Merriman-Johnson
    has some  great tips for making your money go further.

    Download Timi's tips


Talking to adults about maths

Some top tips for starting a conversation about numbers.

Tips for adults

Overcoming Maths Anxiety

Some top tips for overcoming those fears about maths that can hold you back at work and in life.

Overcoming anxiety

Getting confident with maths at work

All jobs use some maths so getting confident with numbers is always helpful for work.

maths at work

Help your children love maths

Even if you hate maths, you can still foster a love of numbers in your children.

top tips

Real life stories

However you feel about maths and numbers, you're not alone. Read the stories and experiences of people we work with.  

Can you see yourself in some of these stories? People of different ages and backgrounds have overcome their anxieties about numbers and maths. You can too! Take a look...

Read case studies


What's happened on 17 May? Check out the star-studded line up!

Watch again:   National Numeracy Day Live! View the livestream for 30 minutes of non-stop number fun for kids with Bobby Seagull, Katya Jones and special guests from West Ham United Foundation and CBeebies Numberblocks! You can still have a go at the dance and quiz!
View the livestream and grab your Big Number Fun Quiz sheet here

Watch again:  Watch Rachel Riley, Katya Jones and Iona Bain talking about making maths work for women and girls.
Watch the video

Get involved: Celebrities including Dr Linda Papadopoulos, Peter James, Rachel Riley, Stage Door Johnny and many more took part in The Big Number Natter.  Follow #BigNumberNatter on all social media channels.
Get involved with The Big Number Natter

To see the full line up for the day, check out the National Numeracy Day 2023 poster


Get your National Numeracy Day toolkit!

You can still sign up your school, college or organisation to get number confident! Our toolkit is still helpful after National Numeracy Day and contains free, fun materials and resources to use and share. Why not join over 7,000 other organisations helping the nation get on with numbers?

Sign up now

Get started in 10 mins

For National Numeracy Day we're inviting everyone to build their confidence with numbers. The National Numeracy Challenge lets you learn at your own pace. Start with a 10min check of your skills. 


Through National Numeracy Day over 650,000 people
have taken steps to improve their numeracy. Join them by checking your numeracy now!

See what's happening on social media

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National Numeracy launched National Numeracy Day with KPMG as Founding Supporter in 2018. It's now an award-winning campaign that has grown bigger every year through this fantastic partnership, and the support of our many other pioneering organisations. Thank you to each and every one of them.


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