Ways improving your numeracy skills has become easier

15 May 2019 03:16 PM

See how the Government is helping to boost the nation's maths skills.

Today is National Numeracy Day a great opportunity to highlight the value of numeracy and encourage people to take action to improve their skills. From cooking, to working out your weekly shop or organising your mortgage or rent payments, numbers are hugely important in everyday life.

It is never too late to improve your numeracy skills, especially when being better with numbers can change your life. To help this, the Government has introduced several new changes which includes reforming the maths GCSE, Functional Skills Qualifications, and has set up a network of new maths hubs across the country.

These changes have helped make sure more people are leaving education with a good grasp of maths. In 2018, more than 75% of 19 year olds held a GCSE or equivalent qualification in maths. Maths is also now the most popular A Level chosen by students in England. Since 2010, entries have risen by quarter (up 25.4% to 87,531 in 2018).

To find out whether your numeracy skills are up to scratch, get involved by taking the National Numeracy Day challenge here:

Here are just some of the things the Government is doing to help boost the nation’s maths skills:

There are lots of opportunities to improve your maths skills

Our network of specialist maths hubs are supporting schools to deliver improved and innovative teaching methods across the county.

New Centres of Excellence in Maths established around the country to boost maths post-16

More support for Further Education providers to help boost maths outcomes for their students

To find out whether your numeracy skills are up to scratch, get involved by taking the National Numeracy Day challenge here