The 18th May was National Numeracy Day 2022 and to celebrate the charity National Numeracy wanted everyone to join the first ever nationwide conversation about numbers, the #BigNumberNatter. The aim was to encourage people to talk about numbers, to make the subject a little less scary and to encourage the first step towards improving numeracy.
As part of the day there were conversations highlighting how numbers matter in our lives for work, managing money and helping children. TV stars Rachel Riley, my Maths Appeal podcast co-host Bobby Seagull and Strictly’s Katya Jones, Bake Off’s Peter Sawkins and Lottie Bedlow and rapper Harry Baker were among the famous faces taking part in The Big Number Natter. There was also a Guinness World Record attempt with TimesTables Rock Stars.
I was thrilled to be involved! Here is my #BigNumberNatter video where I share my belief that ‘Maths is everywhere and for everyone!’
The work of the National Numeracy charity is more important than ever, with half of the UK’s working age adults having low numeracy levels, which makes people more vulnerable to debt, unemployment, poor health and fraud – all exacerbated by the Covid-19 and cost-of-living crises, so events like National Numeracy Day are a great reminder that it is never too late to improve your numeracy!
To find out more about National Numeracy Day events go to: https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/numeracyday
And if you want to improve your numeracy, check out the National Numeracy Challenge.