National Numeracy Challenge 1


Launched in March this is a major new drive to end the UK’s low levels of adult numeracy. The National Numeracy Challenge aims to show millions of people that they can do something to improve their everyday maths skills – and give them the help they need to get there. There are already over 31,000 people taking part and this is a great tool for Learning Centres to use.

Watch this video Introduction to the Challenge.

Building confidence and a can-do attitude towards maths are key to learning numeracy. Central to the Challenge is the belief that everyone needs three things in order to get the most out of the tool and learn maths (or anything else) successfully. These are, understanding the value of maths, believing you can do it and making the effort. There is a whole area within the Challenge Online about this, along with confidence building tips and facts throughout.

Central to the National Numeracy Challenge is the Challenge Online which is an interactive website designed to boost confidence and improve everyday maths skills






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Take the Challenge yourself to see what it is all about

To use the Challenge in your centre you can use the link below or if you would like to have some data reporting, like the number of people taking part or their level of engagement, then National Numeracy can set you up with your own access link/s. Get in touch with them via 01273 915 044 or

Direct access to the Challenge

Have a Go activities

National Numeracy have also put together some great activities to help you engage colleagues with maths and numeracy. Why not use these as part of your Learning at Work Week or Adult Learning Festival plans.

Example: Pedal Power
Estimate the number of revolutions made by Bradley Wiggins’ front wheel during the Tour de France.

Take a look at all of the activities.

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