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National Numeracy Day 2023
16 and over

Welcome to the toolkit for colleges and adults

Thank you for signing up to take part in National Numeracy Day!

The big day was 17 May but you can take part in everything for the rest of the month.

With your support, we can help more people than ever build their skills and confidence with numbers.

Download your Campaign Guide

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First things first!

To get the most out of your toolkit, please read our handy Campaign Guide. It contains detailed information about our National Numeracy Day activities and the different ways you can get involved.

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Your Big Number Natter resources

Watch our Number Natters:

Three conversations highlighting how numbers matter in our lives for work, managing money and helping children.

Everything you need to plan your Big Number Natter: 

Plan your session

Get started planning your Big Number Natter sessions with these notes for organisers. Then get stuck in to all the other resources.



Big Number Natter poster

Use this editable poster to promote your sessions.



Your Number Natter Slides

Hold a 15-30 minute session using these slides, provided with presenter notes.



Quick Number Natter talking points

Use these ideas to spark a less formal conversation about numbers.



Ideas for Number Nattering on social media

Use these ideas to encourage everyone to follow up on your session with some social media ideas for individual Number Natters.



Find out how to talk about numbers

Get some expert help from our Training Officer Ishraq Li-Rahman. 

Read the blog


Tips for money management from Mr MoneyJar

Timi Merriman-Johnson provides some tips for managing your money; including budgeting, spending, saving, and confidence.

Get his advice from this video and keep it with you using this handy tip sheet. 

Download sheet

Iona Bain's tips for feeling better about numbers
if you or your child has dyscalculia

National Numeracy ambassador and finance journalist Iona Bain uses her experience with dyscalculia to share some advice on navigating the world of numbers, for adults and children alike.

Download sheet


Tips for talking to adults about maths

Talking about maths can be tricky and stressful if people dislike numbers. Here are some tips...
Preview of Tips for talking to adults about maths

Overcoming maths anxiety

Many of us struggle with using numbers. Here are our top tips to help you overcome maths anxiety.
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Getting confident with maths at work

No matter what job we have, we use maths every day. Here are some things you can do at work to help make numbers less daunting.
Getting confident with maths at work preview

Top 4 tips to help children love maths

All families can make a difference to their children’s maths learning by following these top tips.
Top 4 tips to help children love maths preview


Promoting the National Numeracy Day website

The National Numeracy Day website is the go-to destination for individuals, jam-packed with all the free resources and inspiration needed to get the nation feeling good about numbers. It has helpful and practical resources to download, videos to watch, as well as details of live events and further support.

Please promote the National Numeracy Day website to your staff, networks and communities, using the campaign webpage link and the graphics below.

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The Big Number Natter

The Big Number Natter is the only nationwide conversation about numbers. It's an opportunity to have a chat about numbers and change lives for the better.

Help get everyone nattering by promoting the Big Number Natter to your staff, network and communities, using the graphics below and use the example text in your guide.

Download graphics 

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Get others to take the National Numeracy Challenge

Download these graphics and use the example text in your guide to get adults using the National Numeracy Challenge. Taking the Challenge is one of the BEST things you can do to improve your everyday maths and build confidence with numbers. Graphics are tailored for each of your social media channels. 

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Get others signed up for National Numeracy Day

Download these graphics and use the example text in your guide to spread the word and get schools, organisations and individuals signing up and joining in to build number confidence across the UK. There are graphics tailored for use on all of your social media channels.

Download graphics 

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Be sure to tag us in any social media activity and use #NationalNumeracyDay so we can see and share what you're up to! You can find us on: