National Numeracy Day is an annual celebration of the importance of numbers in everyday life and will help to reframe attitudes to numeracy.  The day aims to bring together individuals, employers, educators and supporters from across the UK to help improve numeracy levels. Poor numeracy costs the UK economy over £20bn every year, nearly half (49%) of UK working age adults currently have the numeracy levels that we expect of primary school children, and this is having a significant negative impact on them, employers and society overall.


The campaign aim in the first year is to help more than 20,000 people take action to improve their numeracy, and WEA Scotland as a National Numeracy Day Champion is helping to promote the campaign by encouraging as many of our learners, members and contacts as possible to check if they have the “Essentials of Numeracy” using the free online tool at the link below:-