“Good numeracy is the best protection against unemployment, low wages and poor health.” Andreas Schleicher OECD
Numeracy at The Prescot School is embedded into all subjects’ curriculums, not just the Mathematics department. We use numeracy in every aspect of our lives at work and in practical everyday activities at home and beyond. We use numeracy when we go shopping or plan a holiday, decide on a mortgage or decorate a room. Good numeracy is essential to us as parents helping our children learn, as patients understanding health information, as citizens making sense of statistics and economic news. Decisions in life are so often based on numerical information; to make the best choices, we need to be numerate.
Our confidence and ability with numbers impacts us financially, socially, and professionally. It even affects our health and wellbeing. Poor numeracy can affect people’s confidence and self-esteem. It also has a massive effect on the economy of the country, an estimated £20.2 billion is lost to the UK through poor numeracy skills.
Some fantastic websites related to the importance of numeracy with lots of ideas and resources are listed below:
Take a look at this poster to learn more about the Numeracy Learning Journey at The Prescot School.