Save the date for National Numeracy Day 2024
Building brighter futures through confidence with numbers.
National Numeracy Day 2024 is on Wednesday 22 May. Pop the date in your diary!
In the meantime, use the activities and resources on these pages and catch up on our National Numeracy Day LIVE event from 2023 here.
Or why not start improving your numeracy right now, with the National Numeracy Challenge?
Sign up to National Numeracy Day 2024
By signing up to National Numeracy Day you'll be joining over 9,000 dynamic organisations - including thousands of schools - to champion numeracy. You'll be the first to get updates on the campaign, and to get access to resources and comms toolkit. You'll also get first access to our Number Heroes Competition where schools can win a prize worth £1000.
Share your story
Have you ever struggled with numbers? If so your story could help others to feel less alone.
Fill in this quick form, or drop us an anonymous message and we can use your story to help the nation feel better about numbers.
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 competition will return on 11 March 2024. More details coming soon!
Activities for Children
We have loads of fun and free activities, events and resources in the archive to help children feel good about numbers, including...
- Dancing with BBC CBeebies Numberblocks and Strictly's Katya Jones
- Replay our 2023 livestream event for kids
- 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
Talking to adults about maths
Some top tips for starting a conversation about numbers.
Overcoming Maths Anxiety
Some top tips for overcoming those fears about maths that can hold you back at work and in life.
Getting confident with maths at work
All jobs use some maths so getting confident with numbers is always helpful for work.
Help your children love maths
Even if you hate maths, you can still foster a love of numbers in your children.
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...
What 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!
Watch again: Watch Rachel Riley, Katya Jones and Iona Bain talking about making maths work for women and girls.
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.
To see the full line up for the day, check out the National Numeracy Day 2023 poster
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.
#NationalNumeracyDay on social media
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.