Take the National Numeracy Challenge

58.6 A City That Counts LogoCheck up on your everyday numeracy skills by taking the online National Numeracy Challenge (Access code: uops) today.  The challenge focuses on numeracy that helps people make decisions in day-to-day life and work – from understanding interest rates to planning a journey – and provides learning opportunities if you’d like to improve your skills.

The National Numeracy Challenge aims to challenge negative attitudes towards maths and to reduce the number of adults in the UK with low numeracy by more than one million over the next five years. The University is supporting the challenge by encouraging staff to take part. You can do this at your desk or at home, or visit one of the locations on campus  where you can complete the online challenge or learn more online to improve your numeracy, supported by volunteers who are enthusiastic about numeracy.

Your results are for your personal use to gauge your own development. The University will only receive summary information including how many took part and carried out further learning. This information will be used to assess whether the challenge is beneficial for University staff. Later this year the scheme will be rolled out across the city as part of Portsmouth City Council’s numeracy strategy.

To take the challenge (Access code: uops) you can complete it at your desk or attend one of the following drop in sessions at the University Library Open Access Area 3 (UL OA3). All you need is a calculator, pen and paper for doing your calculations. When you access the challenge it will ask you to set up a login so you can return to the challenge or learning at a time that suits you.

Monday 11 May – 9am-11am
Wednesday 13 May – 1pm-3pm
Monday 18 May – 9am-11am
Tuesday 19 May – 9am-11am
Wednesday 20 May – 1pm-3pm
Tuesday 26 May – 12pm-2pm
Thursday 28 May – 9am-11pm

If you have any queries or would like more information please contact Dr Sherria Hoskins.

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