National Numeracy Day – 17th May 2023

11 May, 2023

Try the National Numeracy Challenge todayDid you know that National Numeracy Day is taking place next Wednesday, 17th May?

This wonderful event is dedicated to everyday maths and is organised by independent charity National Numeracy. Health Education England is delighted to be a lead supporter of National Numeracy Day.

National Numeracy’s aim is to

“empower children and adults in the UK to get on with numbers so they can fulfil their potential at work, home and school.”

Check out all the activities taking place for this fantastic event:

Love it or loathe it, we all have something to say about maths! The Big Number Natter is the UK’s only nationwide conversation about numbers. It’s an opportunity to have a chat about numbers and share your own experiences, good or bad. The story behind your lucky number, tips for bagging a bargain, calculations in your career, or helping kids with homework… however you feel, we want to hear!

Half the UK’s working age adults have low numeracy levels, which makes people more vulnerable to debt, unemployment, poor health, and fraud – all exacerbated by the Covid-19 and cost-of-living crises. But everyone can improve their numeracy and talking about numbers is a fantastic first step.

We know that numbers are everywhere, so we’ll be nattering about our experience of numbers within three different topics: work, money and families. You can sign up to as many Big Number Natters as you’d like.

So, what are you waiting for? Join us for a Big Number Natter and let’s get the nation talking about maths!

Sign up to the Big Number Natter here. 

The National Numeracy Day website is the go-to destination for individuals.

This online tool builds numeracy skills and confidence, with 300+ everyday maths questions and tutorials and other resources

All apprentices need to meet minimum maths requirements within their apprenticeships and we recognise how challenging this can be, you can access free support and resources for your apprentices on our Skills for Life section

Find out more about National Numeracy Day here.