Nearly half (49%) of working-age adults in the UK currently have numeracy levels that we expect of primary school children. Low numeracy skills have a significant negative impact on individuals, their families and society overall and it is estimated that low numeracy skills cost the UK economy £20.2bn a year.
That’s why we are asking you to join National Numeracy Day and help increase numeracy levels in Scotland.
On 16 May 2018, Education Scotland and the Scottish Government are participating in National Numeracy Day as a lead supporter. The day will be an annual celebration of the importance of numbers in everyday life and aims to bring together individuals, employers, educators and supporters from across the UK to help improve numeracy levels.
Book your place at https://www.numeracyday.com/
Education Scotland would like to offer your organisation the opportunity to get involved as a champion of the day. Being a champion means you will have access to toolkits to engage and support individuals to improve their numeracy. This will involve encouraging individuals to check whether they have the ‘Essentials of Numeracy’ using National Numeracy’s free online tool and using the resources online to improve their numbers skills.
In return for promoting this campaign and getting individuals to use the online resources, you will be free to use the National Numeracy day champion logo on all of your own marketing and social media outputs and will receive official recognition of your role as a Champion on the National Numeracy Day website (your logo will appear on the site).
View further information provided by National Numeracy below: