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What is the Big Number Natter? 

Whether you love it or loathe it, everyone has something to say about maths.

Talking about numbers make them a little less scary and it's a great first step towards improving numeracy too! 


The Big Number Natter is the only 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!


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 cost-of-living crisis. But everyone can improve their numeracy and talking about numbers is a fantastic first step. 


This May! National Numeracy Day is on Wednesday 22 May 2024, so we’ll be number nattering throughout the whole of May.


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.


Get inspired - Use the resources on this page to get some inspiration to start talking about numbers. 

Share on social - Use #BigNumberNatter to follow the conversation across social media and join in by sharing your own number natter.

For organisations and schoolssign up to National Numeracy Day to get step-by-step guides, conversation starters and more, so you can organise a number natter where you are. 


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