Parents' maths skills
'Good numeracy is the best protection against unemployment, low wages and poor health' Andreas Schleicher, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
4 out of 5 adults in the UK are working at below the equivalent of C level in GCSE Maths. Around half the adult population are working at levels roughly equivalent to those expected of children at primary school.
Many adults feel very anxious about maths and try to avoid using it. These factors affect not only individuals' life chances, but can effect their children's too.
We've created the National Numeracy Challenge to break the cycle of poor numeracy and help everyone in the UK improve their everyday maths.