National Numeracy Day - 16 May 2018

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The UK’s first ever National Numeracy Day is fast approaching…

Nearly half (49%) of working-age adults in the UK currently having 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.

Dyslexia Scotland has joined the National Numeracy Day campaign as a champion to help increase numeracy levels in Scotland.

On 16th 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.

  • Did you know that some problems with maths may be related to dyslexia?  Have a look at our leaflet on ‘Ideas for Supporting Maths’
  • These problems are different from – but may overlap with – difficulties caused by dyscalculia. Have a look at our leaflet on Dyscalculia

Our Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit for teachers also has information on numeracy:

Get involved in National Numeracy Day!

Why not check to see if you or anyone you work with has the Essentials of Numeracy with this free online tool?   

This is National Numeracy’s free online tool. There are also online resources online to improve numbers skills.

For more information visit this website: