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What is the Big Number Natter?

Join the first ever nationwide conversation about numbers. Whether you love it or loathe it, everyone has something to say about maths!

For National Numeracy Day on 18 May 2022 we want everyone to have a natter about numbers, to make the subject a little less scary and as a first step towards improving numeracy.

Individuals

We have free resources to help you, your family and friends start nattering about numbers.
And keep an eye on social media and join in with #BigNumberNatter –
there's lots more to come later in April! 

Individuals: Get free resources

Schools and organisations

Sign up to become a National Numeracy Day Champion
and we'll send everything you need to get staff, students or members involved.

Become a National Numeracy Day Champion

WHAT?

The Big Number Natter is the first ever nationwide conversation about numbers. It’s an opportunity to have a chat about numbers and change lives for the better. The story behind your lucky number, tips for bagging a bargain, calculations in your career or helping kids with homework…love it or loathe it, everyone has something to say about maths!

WHY?

Half the UK’s working age adults have low numeracy levels, which makes people more vulnerable to debt, unemployment, poor health and fraud – all exacerbated by the Covid-19 and cost-of-living crises. But everyone can improve their numeracy and talking about numbers is a fantastic first step. 

WHEN?

This May! National Numeracy Day is on Wednesday 18 May 2022, so we’ll be number nattering throughout the whole of May.

WHERE?

Join celebrities and experts on social media by sharing your own number stories. Or join the thousands of people holding their own number natter sessions across the UK, by hosting your own at school, college, work or in your community.

HOW?

We have loads of resources to help you get number nattering. Whether you need ideas for quick conversation starters and helpful video examples, simple step-by-step sessions for the workplace or social media filters. There are more resources to come on the National Numeracy Day pages for you to watch and download. Right now we're reaching out to organisations to get them involved as National Numeracy Day Champions  – could your organisation get involved?

NEXT

After your number natter, have a go at the National Numeracy Challenge to check your numeracy and start improving in just 10 minutes! 

Start the National Numeracy Challenge

How can I get involved in The Big Number Natter? 

Individuals

We'll have free resources to help you, your family and friends  start nattering about numbers.

  1. Visit the National Numeracy Day hub for your free resources, including tip sheets on feeling better about maths and helpful videos (more resources will be added throughout April).
  2. Download your free Big Number Natter resources.
  3. Share your Big Number Natter video clips or images on social media in May using #BigNumberNatter. 
  4. Next step, have a go at the free National Numeracy Challenge – it's a supportive learning journey, to help adults improve their maths online.  
  5. Spread the natter – get your family or community involved! 

Individuals: Get free resources

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Schools and organisations

Sign up to become a National Numeracy Day Champion and we'll send you everything you need to get staff, students or members involved, from conversation starters to a step-by-step guide to holding a session and much more besides.

Become a National Numeracy Day Champion

Watch other people natter about numbers...because however you feel about maths, you're not alone.

Back to National Numeracy Day 

To access content to help both children and adults, including our Number Heroes Competition, head over to the main National Numeracy Day page. 

Back to National Numeracy Day 

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