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Supporting children 

We all want our children to feel confident with numbers, even if we don't. 

Whether as a parent, carer or a teacher, building our own confidence with numbers helps when supporting children with maths. The Numeracy Challenge is a great place to start. 

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Take part in the School Number Heroes competition 

Download a sheet, get drawing and you could win a £1000 prize pack for your school and a £50 voucher with a certificate for yourself. Take part at home or with your school 

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Take your first step today

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.

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Bust some maths myths


Jason's story

"I’ve got three kids, and I felt like a let-down because I was struggling to help them with what they were learning."

"If I went out for a meal I used to just get the cheapest thing on the menu so it’d be easier to work out.

"When you get older you realise numbers are important, and I couldn’t do what I needed with them. That’s why I wanted to improve my confidence.   

"The further I got into the National Numeracy Challenge, the easier I found it, because you’re able to log in either at work or at home. My confidence has grown to a point where I can work things out in my head now. I don’t shy away from situations.  

"I feel more confident in being able to help my kids with whatever they bring home, rather than trying to dodge it. It’s still a challenge but it’s a lot easier than it was.  

"Having the confidence to teach others how to do something, something that I’d have never been able to think about before is great.  I’m six feet tall but it makes me feel seven feet being able to help them out."

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What is the National Numeracy Challenge?

It's a free to use website where adults can build their confidence with numbers. It includes a 10min check of your skills and specific learning resources to help you learn only the skills you need. 

By checking and improving in bite sized chunks, at times that suit you, you can join the thousands of others who have used it to build stronger skills and confidence with numbers. 

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Get more inspiration 

Visit our hubs for  Numbers and Work or Money and Maths  or check out our live events on 19 May. 

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