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The Adult Numeracy Programme for York and North Yorkshire

Turn cold when faced with maths-related tasks in your everyday life?
Do you struggle with dyscalculia, or have you just accepted that numbers aren’t your strong suit? Life is full of equations and we’re here to help you tackle them.

About Multiply
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A Free, Local, and Modern Approach to Adult Numeracy

Multiply is the new, free adult numeracy project for residents of York and North Yorkshire. If you’re over 19 years of age and you don’t have a maths GCSE at grade C (or equivalent), then this is for you.

Our Multiply courses will help you to manage your money better, improve your confidence, and open up better employment opportunities.

The best part of the way we work is that there’s no traditional textbook learning with us. This is learning that suits you. We hide your learning in enjoyable and creative activities that help you to make sense of common maths challenges that come up in everyday life. You’ll develop your adult numeracy skills without any of the boring stuff.


Our participants learn without even knowing it

We don’t act like a school, and we’re not associated with one. Multiply is a government-funded programme that’s local to you and delivered by our partner organisations. It’s been created to support you to improve your everyday maths skills in a fun and engaging way.

With a zero-pressure approach, and no commitment to complete a qualification, start your learning journey with Multiply now.


Our short and snappy courses cover a wide range of subjects and tackle numbers in a really fun way. We have food courses (try A Taste of Italy or Air Fryer Food), finance courses, a Getting Ready for Christmas course, and courses based around online safety. There’s something for everyone, so take a look at what’s available now.

To improve your basic maths skills in your own time using our CENTURY please fill in the form below and we’ll send you logins and more support information.

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If you need any support with the app please email us at

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Your Local Adult Numeracy Support System

Our local delivery partners are trusted community organisations located throughout York and North Yorkshire. By working through these organisations, our support is provided in local venues instead of more traditional classroom settings. This creates a supportive, guided, but low-pressure environment for our learners.

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Free Adult Numeracy Events

Our Multiply project is events-based, offering free maths-based activities to help you develop your skills without even realising it. Through these entertaining events, we’ll support you to complete both short and longer courses to help you develop your adult numeracy skills and enhance your life, both at home and at work.

Our open events are held in your local community, at things like family festivals, race days, fun runs and more. This gives you the opportunity to take part in your local area and develop your skills in a fun way.

government funded maths programme for adults
government funded maths programme for adults

More Brain Building Fun

If you’d like to build your confidence before signing up to one of our activities, you can use our free adult numeracy resources. Explore our resources page now to find some fun ways to develop your skills from home or on the go, right from your device. These resources are a great way to dip your toe back in, or to supplement your learning between Multiply events and sessions. Development feels good, and revisiting our quizzes and games regularly will help you to see how well you’re progressing. Improve your numeracy life skills today, without triggering the maths switch. Start your journey with Multiply now.

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