National Numeracy

No maths in business?

Wendy Jones | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK
Wendy Jones

I half-watched The Apprentice last night while going through the email backlog - both experiences made slightly more bearable by the other. But my attention was suddenly caught by a Maths Problem.

Doing the Sums With Britain and Numeracy

Wendy Jones | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Wendy Jones

Nearly 17 million people in England - almost half the working-age population - have the numeracy skills expected of children at primary school. That means they may not be able to check pay and deductions on a wage slip, understand bus timetables or pay household bills.