Numeracy a vital part of work life

Numeracy is a vital part of being able to function in work-life and as an active citizen. Developing a successful approach to numeracy can have a huge positive impact on a country’s economic and social wellbeing. Yet we understand far too little about how effective adults, and in particular those belonging to vulnerable groups in society, are at solving everyday mathematical problems or about how emotions, stress and other pressures affect their ability to learn mathematics and make use of what they have learned.