Did you know that poor numeracy skills are estimated to cost the UK economy £20 billion every year?!
Today, The Female Lead and Future Finder are supporting #NationalNumeracyDay to help more people feel confident with numbers and improve their skills.
Numeracy is an essential skill. From getting the best supermarket deals to getting a promotion at work – we all use numbers every day. Despite this, 1 in 2 working-age people have numeracy levels that we would associate with primary school children – but it is never too late to improve. Let’s make a pact to never say ‘I’m no good with numbers’, after all you wouldn’t say ‘I’m no good at English’.
As a team, we will be taking part in the National Numeracy Day challenge and we hope you will join us? If you want to build your confidence with numbers, but not sure where to start – this challenge is perfect– it’s free and online so you can do it in your own time with no pressure and no time limit.
If you’re a teacher, student, parent or anyone looking to improve their numeracy skills – you can head across to the National Numeracy Day website and sign up to receive information and updates as the campaign progresses. There are lots of ways you can get involved in National Numeracy Day, from checking you have the Essentials of Numeracy to finding out your ‘Numbers Personality’ – the website has a range of fun and free resources to help improve number skills across the UK.
“Underpinning most jobs of the future is a level of logic and numeracy’, Edwina Dunn, founder of The Female Lead, explains. “This is one of the reasons I created Future Finder, a free app to show young people how they can take a lead in their own career planning.”
“We know from our research that too many students view STEM subjects as a ‘dead-end’ and that girls are more likely to drop these subjects after GCSE’s. So many jobs now and in the future will depend on these skills. We hope ‘Future Finder’ will enable many more students to uncover new and exciting career aspirations, whilst equipping them with the fundamental knowledge of the subjects and skills they need to get there.”
Numeracy skills can open doors to careers in business, journalism, technology, engineering -all the best roles!
Take control of your career and give yourself a step up.
The Female Lead