Edge were delighted to support work by National Numeracy to trial their National Numeracy in a compulsory education setting across a small number of schools in the Nottingham area. The project aimed to address the disconnect between formal secondary maths curricula and the numeracy skills needed by young people in their daily life and on into the workplace.
National Numeracy are a charity who provide a range of tools and resources to help address this challenge, including:
- The National Numeracy Challenge website: an online tool encompassing a numeracy skills assessment, numeracy attitudes quiz, and access to online learning resources.
- Essentials at 14 resources: a set of four units of classroom resources for teachers to use with pupils, focused on key areas of practical numeracy.
- Becoming a Numeracy Champion workshop for staff: a workshop exploring attitudes towards numeracy, the value of numeracy, and how to motivate others to improve their numeracy.