National Numeracy Day – 19th May 2021

National Numeracy Day 2021- Are you a numbers champion?

National Numeracy Day will take place on 19th May 2021. Education Scotland and the Scottish Government will again participate as lead supporters of the campaign in the hope of encouraging all adults in Scotland to brush up on their numbers skills.

This year will celebrate numbers by hosting a virtual festival, packed full of practical advice from celebrities and experts, inspirational stories from real-life learners and a host of free online events and resources. The festival will focus on three key themes; supporting children’s numeracy, managing your money and numeracy for work.

Get involved!

Since 2018, Scotland has had record numbers of community organisations, adult learning providers, schools and businesses signing up to be numeracy champions. When you sign up to be a National Numeracy Day Champion you will receive free, fun materials and resources to use and share, and join over 1,300 other Champions helping the nation to feel good about numbers. All participants will have access to an online number skills checker called ‘The Challenge’ that will help signpost to resources to improve number skills.

To be a champion you could run an online event, you could circulate resources to learners/parents or you could just simply promote the campaign via social media to your partners and stakeholders. You can sign up to be a Champion by clicking this link.

There is also a schools competition running for pupils aged 4 – 12. Children are being asked to create a picture of their dream job or favourite hobby and explain the different number skills it needs. The winning entry will be awarded a fantastic prize bundle including a £1000+ school maths kit and a school assembly visit from Bobby Seagull, TV celebrity and maths teacher.

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