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Get involved with exciting free activities and events for National Numeracy Day 2022!

Join in a nationwide number rolling event that could be a record breaker! Take part in the Number Heroes Competition for a chance to win big, and join our amazing ambassadors for baking, rapping, saving and dancing activities. Sign up as a Champion to join in. 

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Number Heroes Competition

Create a picture of you doing your dream job or hobby and tell us how it uses numbers. Let your imagination run wild and win a fantastic prize for yourself and a prize bundle for your nursery, school or youth group. Find out more

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Celebrity ambassador activities

Numbers and Rap with Harry Baker

Poet and mathematician Harry Baker is back with his number rapping! Last year children up and down the country had huge fun rapping along with Harry and making up their own rhymes. He has created a new one for 2022, and he also has a secret rap collaboration and something else rather special up his sleeve - more news soon!

Numbers and dancing with Katya Jones

Strictly Come Dancing’s star Katya Jones will once again be helping the nation get number confident with by using her dynamite dance moves. In a hip-swinging activity that is sure to get even the most number shy shimmying, Katya will be helping children boost their number confidence by using movements. There’s nothing to stop the grown-ups joining in too!

Baking fun with Peter Sawkins

Bake Off winner Peter Sawkins will be putting his cooking expertise to great use with a couple of specially created recipes. To celebrate National Numeracy Day’s 5th birthday, what else but a birthday cake for us all to bake along with. And for the very youngest number learners amongst us, Peter is teaming up with Numberblocks for an easy peasy flapjack recipe. Watch out for the soggy bottoms!

Money activities from Mr Money Jar

Our newest Ambassador, the finance expert and podcaster Timi Merriman-Johnson, aka Mr MoneyJar, has created a set of resources to help children learn about savings, in a fun and imaginative way. It’s not about having lots of money, but about learning to use what you do have wisely – a subject dear to Timi’s heart.

Activities from the Numberblocks!

This year we've teamed up with Numberblocks to bring you a host of amazing activities for under 5s.

Let's bake Numberblock Five Flapjacks!

Join winner of The Great British Bake Off 2020 and National Numeracy Day ambassador, Peter Sawkins, and bake a Numberblock Flapjack Five!

Download the recipe here 

Join Times Tables Rock Stars for a UK wide number roll!

Live 9:30 on National Numeracy Day 18 May

National Numeracy and Times Tables Rock Stars are inviting schools and families across the country to take part in the UK’s biggest ever live number roll. It's all about building positivity and number confidence for children across the nation, at home and at school.

What is number rolling?

Number rolling is a catchy call-and-response chant with accompanying actions that help kids feel good about numbers. On May 18, via the magic of live streaming, National Numeracy ambassadors Katya Jones and Bobby Seagull and Times Tables Rock Stars with lead a brand new 5 times table number roll to celebrate National Numeracy Day's 5th birthday.

It's happening live Weds 18 May at 9.30am. On the day you can open the live stream to take part, you can also get a reminder here so you don't forget. 

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Become a National Numeracy Day Champion Organisation

Sign up to be a National Numeracy Day Champion and help your school, organisation or community get number confident! In the build up to 18 May 2022 you will receive free, fun materials and resources to use and share and join over 2,810 others Champions helping the nation get on with numbers.

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Get stronger maths to help your children

However you feel about maths, you’re not alone. The National Numeracy Challenge is a free and easy-to-use website you can use to improve your confidence with numbers, in your own time and at your own pace.

It’s ideal for brushing up, checking your level, or for catching up on learning you missed, and it’s all about the maths you need in daily life and at work – no algebra or trigonometry.

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