Skip to content

Support for Maths in your Day-to-Day Life

Transform Your Day-to-day Life

Improve your numeracy life skills with Multiply.

Decorative graphic Decorative graphic

Do Numeracy-Related Challenges Impact Your Daily Life?

Maths is used throughout our day-to-day lives, even though it doesn’t feel like it. Things like cooking, working out the right time to leave for work, shopping, paying bills – all of these things involve numbers.

Our delivery partners run events and courses to help with all of these tasks. They’ll improve your numeracy life skills, which will make all the difference to your daily tasks, as well as save you time and money.

improving day-to-day lives with Multiply

Benefits of Improving Your Numeracy Life Skills

  • Shopping – make your money go further
  • Increased confidence with numbers
  • Be able to support your children with their homework
  • Plan for your household bills
  • Meet the challenge of rising food prices
  • Increase your job opportunities
  • Get paid more

Overcoming Maths Anxiety and Dyscalculia

We know that many people find maths hard, and the thought of doing any maths related activities is extremely off-putting. Some people have conditions that make maths even more challenging, including maths anxiety and dyscalculia.

numeracy life skills

Maths Anxiety

Maths anxiety (or a fear of maths) can have a huge impact on your numeracy life skills. Many adults suffer with maths anxiety, and it can cause them to feel stressed or panicked. Sometimes people have physical reactions, like an increased heart rate, shaking, sweating and/or crying when they’re presented with a situation that involves maths.

Maths anxiety is very real, and it can lead to people actively avoiding things that involve numbers, both at home and at work. You might find yourself avoiding things like helping your children with their homework, working out your household bills or refusing to apply for certain jobs.

numeracy life skills

Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is a common condition that makes it hard for people to do tasks that involve maths. As an adult with dyscalculia, you might find some everyday tasks difficult, such as cooking, shopping, or getting to appointments on time. Dyscalculia can’t be outgrown, but we can help you to manage your daily challenges and improve your numeracy life skills.

Maths anxiety and dyscalculia may have held you back in many ways throughout your life. However, we’ll help you to build up your confidence with numbers and improve your numeracy life skills, to help you with your daily challenges.

A Guided Journey to Improving Your Numeracy Life Skills

Our support will help you improve your numeracy life skills without triggering the maths switch. We’ve put together a dedicated team of people who have the right skills and experience to help you.

Some of our team members have had their own difficulties with maths. In fact, Lois, our Multiply Development Manager, didn’t get a maths GCSE at school. However, she later went on to face this challenge and worked hard to get her qualification. Lois then went on to use what she’d learnt to teach maths to others.

“Others like me need the correct support and teaching methods to achieve their maths qualifications. I got there, and now I use my experience to support those like me.”

Lois, Multiply Development Manager

numeracy life skills

How We Help to Improve Your Numeracy Life Skills

We’ve made sure that our activities and events are focussed around things people are interested in. We have fantasy football courses, Italian food courses, mocktail making courses, wildflower courses and so much more. Each course is interactive and fun, which is always the best way to learn. Your numeracy life skills will improve a lot, without you even realising it.

multiply project

Maths Activities

Our Multiply activities are designed to help you with day to day things. Our delivery partners have put together a fantastic set of activities and courses to help you improve your numeracy life skills and you won’t even realise you’re doing it.

Get involved today!

View Activities
Maths event

Maths Events Near You

Multiply has a variety of ways to help, so you’ll be able to find the right event in the right location for you. We work with a range of delivery partners throughout York and North Yorkshire providing sessions and activities throughout the area.

Find an event near you!

View Events

What Am I Committing To?

Absolutely nothing. We provide fun activities, events and courses and you can pick and choose between these to do as much (or as little) as you like. There’s no ongoing commitment or expectation. Give it a try and see how you get on.

At Multiply we’re all about relaxed learning, so we don’t offer official qualifications. However, if you decide that you do want to work towards a maths GCSE, we’ll help you to develop your foundational adult numeracy skills first. After this we can put you in touch with North Yorkshire Adult Learning and York Learning who’ll help you to get your qualification.

Your daily life can be vastly improved by developing your numeracy life skills. With us, you’ll take part in activities that help you with your day to day tasks – this can help to save you money, or make your money go further. With the cost of living crisis, improving how you handle numbers and your budget is crucial for so many people.

Start your Multiply journey with us today – you won’t look back.

Access Our Online Multiply Courses

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

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

If you need any support with the app please email us at multiplyteam@northyorks.gov.uk.

improving day-to-day lives with Multiply
improving day-to-day lives with Multiply

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.

Get Started