Why are we needed?

We’re proud of the work our talented and dedicated teachers do each day. However, the UK faces huge challenges in tackling underachievement in mathematics. This has serious implications, both for individuals and society. Poor performance in maths results from a combination and accumulation of barriers and disadvantages.

A third of pupils in the UK still fail their mathematics GCSE at age 16
This statistic comes from
National Numeracy
Over a fifth (22%) of UK students are low performers in mathematics
This statistic comes from the
OECD
A socio-economically disadvantaged pupil is five times more likely to be a low performer in mathematics than an advantaged pupil
This statistic comes from the
OECD
1 in 4 UK adults believe school maths did not prepare them well for maths in everyday life
This statistic comes from
National Numeracy
The UK is ranked 23rd in the world for mathematics attainment
This statistic is taken from the OECD's latest
PISA figures (2012)
Boys continue to outperform girls in mathematics in the UK
This statistic is taken from the OECD's latest
PISA figures (2012)
Around 26% of skills shortages nationally result from a lack of numeracy skills
This statistic is taken from the
OECD
Are you ready to transform mathematics education in your school?

Are you ready to transform mathematics education in your school?

We are working with schools across the country to transform mathematics education. Find out out how our approach is making a positive impact on teachers and pupils. How to join
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