Skip to main content

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?

Check your numeracy

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.   

Sign up now

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. 

Stella with quote

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!

See last year's winning entries

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

Help with dyscalculia 

Iona Bain has some great tips for feeling better about numbers if you, or your child, has dyscalculia – often called 'dyslexia with numbers'.

Download Iona's tips

Money Management Tips for Adults

Get some advice from Mr MoneyJar! Timi Merriman-Johnson has some  great tips for making your money go further.

Download Timi's tips

 

Talking to adults about maths

Some top tips for starting a conversation about numbers.

Tips for adults

Overcoming Maths Anxiety

Some top tips for overcoming those fears about maths that can hold you back at work and in life.

Overcoming anxiety

Getting confident with maths at work

All jobs use some maths so getting confident with numbers is always helpful for work.

maths at work

Help your children love maths

Even if you hate maths, you can still foster a love of numbers in your children.

top tips

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...

Read case studies

jason

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!
View the livestream and grab your Big Number Fun Quiz sheet here

Watch again:  Watch Rachel Riley, Katya Jones and Iona Bain talking about making maths work for women and girls.
Watch the video

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.
Get involved with The Big Number Natter

To see the full line up for the day, check out the National Numeracy Day 2023 poster

Big Number Natter 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. 

checklist

Through National Numeracy Day over 650,000 people
have taken steps to improve their numeracy. Join them by checking your numeracy now!

#NationalNumeracyDay on social media

 

Supporters

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.

nnday

Supported by