National Numeracy Challenge

Do you fancy learning more about maths and passing on your knowledge to others?

The National Numeracy Challenge – run by Merseylearn (part of Merseytravel) and UnionLearn and backed by the city council – is running maths champion workshops in September and early October at Merseytravel’s headquarters at Mann Island.

You do not have to be a numeracy expert or have strong numeracy skills to atten – the workshop is designed to help people improve their own understanding of maths so that they can support others.

It is relevant to anyone supporting adults and will be extremely useful for volunteers or professionals working with people requiring personal or family budgeting skills or working with parents and carers supporting children with numeracy.

The sessions are being held on:

Friday 11 September: 10:30am – 1:30pm

Wednesday 16 September: 10:30am – 1:30pm

Monday 5 October:  1pm – 4pm

Government figures estimate that around 155,000 working-age adults in Liverpool (just over half) have numeracy skills roughly equivalent to the level expected of children at primary school, meaning they may not be able to work out a household budget or check the pay and deductions on a wage slip.

Councillor Nick Small, Liverpool’s Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills said, “Liverpool City Council are proud to back the National Numeracy Challenge.

“Strong numeracy skills are key to growing the city’s economy and boosting jobs. We recognise as a city that there more we should be doing to promote maths, whether that’s in schools through our Liverpool Counts initative, in the workplace with Unionlearn or in communities through Liverpool’s Adult Learning Service.”

To register for a workshop email norman.hunter@merseytravel.gov.uk