Help to get comfortable with numbers

Work in schools? UNISON has a partnership to help you

Think you’re not a numbers person?

Many of us say we’re not – but numbers play a big part in all our lives. Understanding how they work can have a hugely positive impact.

Whether  finding a new job or getting a promotion, managing debt or getting a better handle on family finances, everyone can benefit by finding a way to make numbers work for them.

This summer, UNISON is working with National Numeracy, an independent charity, to give all our members working in schools and education the chance to brush up their number skills.

By using the charity’s National Numeracy Challenge – a free online learning tool — you’ll be able to work towards the essentials of numeracy: the maths skills you actually need in work and everyday life.

It allows you to find out your level and points you towards resources personalised to you to help you improve.

You can get started on the challenge using this link or the button below to find out your current numeracy level and how to improve it, based on your strengths and weaknesses.

Being better with numbers isn’t a special talent, it’s something we can all learn.

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National Numeracy is an independent charity established in 2012 to help raise low levels of numeracy among both adults and children and to promote the importance of everyday maths skills.

It aims to enable everyone across the UK to be confident and competent in using numbers and data, to be able to make good decisions in their daily life and at work.

Find out more about National Numeracy