Wednesday 17 May is National Numeracy Day – the UK’s only day dedicated to everyday maths.
It’s a day that celebrates the importance of numbers for children and adults alike, building brighter futures through confidence with numbers and inspiring everyone to improve their numeracy skills.
The charity National Numeracy has teamed up with celebrities and experts to create fun and engaging resources that will get children feeling good about numbers, with confidence boosting activities centered around rapping, dancing, baking, and money management.
We have lots of free, fun activities planned for your children to take part in at school, as well as resources they can use at home.
Number Heroes Competition (11 to 13): With our younger students, we’ll be sparking imaginations and conversations about using numbers and maths in our future dream jobs or hobbies. The lucky winners will receive a £50 voucher for themselves, as well as a £1,000 prize bundle for their school.
National Numeracy Challenge (13+): We’ll be encouraging our older students to improve their everyday maths skills and boost their number confidence with National Numeracy’s interactive online tool.
One of the best ways to support children to feel positive about numbers is to feel confident yourself. National Numeracy has lots of free resources to help adults, so you can support your children with numbers and maths and boost your own numeracy skills too!
You can access a range of free resources for adults on the National Numeracy Day website.
Together, we can get the whole nation feeling good about numbers!
Please get in touch if you feel we can provide any additional support.
Teacher of Mathematics