Mobiles, Skills & Confidence with Numbers

National Numeracy

The aim of this project is simple – to improve the skills and confidence of 20,000 adults, enabling them to ‘get on with numbers’ and thereby get on at work. And to do this in a way that is accessible anytime, anywhere.

National Numeracy is an independent charity established to raise low levels of numeracy among both adults and children and to promote the importance of everyday maths skills. They aim to enable everyone across the UK to be confident and competent in using numbers and data, to be able to make good decisions in their daily life and at work.

The project will enhance the NNChallenge website so that it provides an engaging experience on mobile devices, enabling adult workers to improve their skills without the need for a PC with wi-fi access. Content will be developed to support adults with lower maths skills, or a lack of confidence and learners will have the opportunity to demonstrate measurable improvements in proficiency.

The team will partner with Health Education England and The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) to engage health and social care, and retail and distribution employees to ensure that solutions are effective in settings where staff lack the maths skills and confidence with numbers necessary for their jobs.