National Numeracy Day has been celebrated in the United Kingdom every year since it was founded in 2018 by National Numeracy. It’s a specific day to focus on what this charity works on all year round - recognising the large part that numbers play in our lives. People are encouraged to try and build confidence in their numeracy skills, even if they’re not maths-orientated people. This day is celebrated to try and show that you don’t have to be super smart to love numeracy, everyone can learn how to be better with numbers.
National Numeracy Day UK tries to highlight how much numbers are used in our lives, every day. This can range from the sports that people watch, the books that people read and in the shops when using money. Not everyone’s great with numbers or interested in numeracy, but that doesn’t have to stop you from getting involved on May 19th 2022.