# FACT OR FICTION?

Can you sort maths fact from maths fiction?

Help us set the record straight about maths.

Can you sort maths fact from maths fiction?

Help us set the record straight about maths.

You need maths skills to do everyday

things like cooking, thinking about

money or planning journeys.

Calculators and computers are useful

and can help but you still need

to know how to use them,

and how to check your answers.

Everyone needs to use maths,

every day. It’s a life skill.

You already use maths every day.

Anytime you use money, cook,

measure, plan, or organise

something…you use maths.

Employers look for staff with good maths

skills because, when you think about it,

you need to use some maths in every

single job there is.

Different people approach maths

problems in different ways - some

draw pictures, some use their

phones, some use pen and paper.

Better maths can improve your confidence

and planning skills, and can also help you

at work or when you’re looking for a new job.

Everyone, with the right amount of

effort and support, can learn and

use the maths needed for everyday life.

Research shows that women are

EQUALLY able to do maths.

Making mistakes is an essential part of

learning. Recognising when you’ve made

a mistake means that you can figure out

a better way to solve the problem.

The Challenge has already helped

other UK adults improve old

skills and learn new ones.