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Improve your everyday maths

Whatever your current or future job with John Lewis Partnership, it pays to be confident with numbers.


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Why should you improve your numeracy?

Everyday maths - or numeracy - is the kind of thing you use in tasks such as book-keeping, bills and budgeting. Even if you didn't like maths at school, everyone can improve. Gaining confidence with numbers can make a real difference to how you solve everyday problems such as cost estimation and travel planning. 

Take The Challenge

The Challenge Online is a free, interactive web-based learning tool designed to help you improve your everyday maths skills in manageable steps, whilst building your confidence along the way.

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Get the Essentials of Numeracy

You will receive a breakdown of how you did in the 5 areas of numeracy and tips on how to improve using our learning pages.

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Available on mobile
You can also take the Challenge on the go. Doing as little as 10 minutes a day can make a huge difference to your skills with numbers.

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Putting you at ease

The Challenge was created to help you and guide you on your journey to improve your numeracy. Here are some of the reasons why it's so easy to use and so useful.

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Multiple choice answers
​​​​​​Each question is multiple choice and uses examples of everyday maths.


No timer
There's no timer or progress bar so you can take your time to think.

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Adapts to you
The questions adapt to you and only step up when you're ready.


Save your progress
Take it at your own pace, have a break and come back whenever you need to.

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Who we are

Set up in 2012, National Numeracy set out to raise the levels of numeracy in the UK among both adults and children. The Government's 2011 Skills for Life report found that 49% of adults in the UK have the numeracy expected of primary school children. Our online Challenge is a free, confidential way for adults to test and improve their numeracy.