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Each September, National Numeracy encourages the nation to check its number skills by spending 10 minutes a day on the National Numeracy Challenge.

Checktember is all about using numeracy to support your work and home lifeThe ongoing Covid-19 crisis makes getting into work, getting on at work and managing home finances more challenging than ever. At present, many of us are uncertain about how to progress with their career or education plans and are looking to better manage their home finances or help their kids catch up with schoolwork. Boosting number skills is a great way for us to become better equipped to deal with life changes.

Checktember aims to encourage people to spend just 10 minutes a day throughout September using the National Numeracy Challenge online learning tool. The Challenge allows you to understand your current numeracy level and enables you to quickly improve with tailored learning resources that are right for you.

If you are interested in getting involved with Checktember, and spreading the message, you can get started right away using the Checktember comms materials below. You can use the messaging and templates for newsletters and emails throughout September to get people boosting their skills, and the social media graphics and text templates to engage with others online. Be sure to tag us in any social media activity, so we can see and share what you're up to! You can find us on:

We hope you will join us this September!

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If you have any questions please get in touch at [email protected].

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Try the National Numeracy Challenge

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.   

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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