Multiply – Why be ordinary when you can be numerate ?

We are proud to be working with Multiply – a government programme to support adults to increase their confidence and levels of understanding of numeracy. 

It’s not just all number crunching but a programme that aims to boost people’s confidence and ability to use maths and numbers effectively in daily life, at home and work.

“We are excited to share that we have been successful in securing a new Multiply contract with the WMCA and we look forward to helping Birmingham communities to raise awareness of Multiply and support them to improve their numeracy skills, through many different pathways available through Multiply providers. It’s an important project to support people to boost their confidence in developing skills for employment, daily tasks and to raise future aspirations.”

Hafsha Shaikh, Director


Why Numeracy Matters.

Numeracy shapes our everyday experiences, influencing decisions from shopping to holiday planning. Improved numeracy empowers us to confidently navigate daily choices.

In addition, numeracy is the key to empowerment. It guides parents to support their children’s learning in parallel, helps patients understand health information, and enables citizens to make informed decisions in a world filled with statistics and economic news. 

Being numerate is the foundation for making the best choices in life.

We understand that one size does not fit all.That’s why with our experience in community engagement and our lived experience, we solve many problems by bringing you solutions that meet your individual learning needs.

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Why Numeracy is Important for UK Adults

Numeracy skills are essential for everyday life, from managing your fi nances to calculating the right dosage of medicine. Unfortunately, many UK adults lack confi dence in their numeracy skills, which can hold them back in both their personal and professional lives. However, it’s never too late to improve your numeracy skills and boost your confi dence. Here we explore some practical tips to get started.

Start Small and Build Confi dence

Improving your numeracy skills can feel overwhelming, but it’s important to start small and build your confi dence gradually. Begin by practicing basic calculations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Use online resources or mobile apps to help you practice, and focus on accuracy rather than speed. As you become more comfortable with these calculations, gradually introduce more complex problems.

Use Real-World Scenarios

One way to make numeracy more engaging is to use real-world scenarios. For example, if you’re trying to improve your budgeting skills, create a budget for the month and track your spending. Or, if you’re trying to improve your understanding of fractions, measure ingredients when cooking or baking. By applying numeracy skills to real-life scenarios, you’re more likely to remember the concepts and feel more confi dent using them.

Seek Support from Others

Improving your numeracy skills doesn’t have to be a solo eff ort. Seek support from others, whether it’s a friend, family member, or tutor. Joining a numeracy class or workshop can also be helpful, as it provides a structured environment for learning and practicing. Additionally, many online communities exist for numeracy learners, which can provide a sense of camaraderie and support.

Keep Practicing

The key to improving your numeracy skills and building confi dence is to keep practicing regularly. Set aside time each day or week to practice, and make it a habit. Celebrate your progress along the way, no matter how small, and don’t be discouraged by setbacks. By staying committed and focused, you can improve your numeracy skills and gain confi dence in your abilities.

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