National Numeracy Day 2020

Happy National Numeracy Day! A day to highlight and celebrate the importance of numeracy skills and everyday maths. I first found out about this fantastic day last year (see previous post)

This year, due to the UK Covid-19 lockdown situation National Numeracy decided to put on a virtual festival. The event included a wealth of brilliant speaker and I had the privilege of being on the line-up. Other speakers included Martin Lewis, Carol Vorderman, Rachel Riley, and my Maths Appeal co-host and friend, Bobby Seagull. It was an amazing line-up!

I was asked to give ‘A Teacher’s Thoughts on Maths’.  The festival included sessions on ‘Tips for helping your child with maths’, ‘Helping children develop positive attitudes to maths’ and ‘How to overcome maths anxiety’ and all these sessions and more are freely available on the National Numeracy YouTube Channel .

Here’s my ‘A Teacher’s Thoughts on Maths’ video

My take away message is ‘be positive, however bad you think you might be at maths, it’s never too late to get better!’… and the great thing is National Numeracy is here to support you!

If you want to start that journey of improvement, check out the Numeracy Challenge. It really could improve your life – Tell your friends!

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