National Numeracy is an independent charity established to help raise low levels of numeracy among both adults and children and to promote the importance of everyday maths skills. We aim to challenge negative attitudes, influence public policy and promote effective approaches to improving numeracy. We offer practical ways of helping adults and children ensure they have the Essentials of Numeracy - the skills and attitudes needed for work and everyday life.
Numeracy is an essential skill – and an entitlement – for everyone. The economic success of the UK and the wellbeing of people individually are dependent on it.
Everyone can improve their everyday maths skills. Numeracy can be learnt. Mathematical understanding is not determined at birth.
Improvement takes effort and application. The real key to better numeracy skills is determination and resilience. Learning can be hard work for everyone.
Improving numeracy needs encouragement, support and good teaching. The education system, employers and politicians all have a part to play.
Negative attitudes are the foremost barrier to making the UK numerate. Removing them – getting rid of mistaken beliefs and the widespread ‘rubbish at maths’ tag – is fundamental to change.
National Numeracy aims to:
- To help adults and children reach the Essentials of Numeracy. We want everyone in the UK to have the numeracy that allows them to make the most of their lives.
- To develop and scale up effective resources to help people improve their numeracy.
- To challenge negative attitudes and promote the importance of everyday maths skills.
- To influence public policy to help facilitate a rise in numeracy rates.
Established: January 2012
Registered Charity Number: 1145669
Board members: 8
Full time staff: 9
Part time staff: 4
Phone number: 01273915044
Address: Phoenix House 32-33 North Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2QJView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website