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Campaigns and policy

We want to eradicate low level numeracy among adults and children, and create more positive attitudes to maths and numeracy. To achive this, we aim to influence public policy, change public attitudes and win support among business, education and community organisations.

A new approach to making the UK numerate

Launched in July 2017, our report The Essentials of Numeracy; A new approach to making the UK numerate puts forward a new approach to improving the population’s number skills, calling on government and employers to recognise the scale and urgency of the problem.

National Numeracy Day

We inspired the UK to become a nation of numbers people by bringing the country it’s first National Numeracy Day in May 2018. The campaign featured celebrity ambassadors, business leaders and real stories from people who have improved their numeracy skills. Over 25,000 people began their journey to better numeracy and the campaign featured in over 60 pieces of news coverage including the Financial TimesThe TelegraphLondon Evening Standard, and Daily Mirror.

In the news

We provide a frequent voice in the national media on numeracy and maths, and have partnered with the BBC and others to raise awareness of the benefits of good everyday maths.  We have recently appeared on Sky News, Good Morning Britain, Radio 4 Today Programme, and BBC Breakfast among others. Highlights include L'Oreal dropping their 'no good at maths' slogan and BBC Maths of the Day.

Numeracy Forum

National Numeracy has established a Numeracy Forum to bring together the many stakeholders interested in the drive to improve numeracy across the UK. This meets one to two times a year and combines perspectives from the classroom, the workplace, the community, and business. The Forum aims to facilitate communication, providing space for discussion, debate and exchange of ideas.

Fair Education Alliance

National Numeracy is a member of the Fair Education Alliance, launched in 2014 to help end the persistent acheivement gap between young people from poor communities and their wealthier peers.

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