Making numbers work for you
26TEN Week runs from 23-27 October 2023. This year’s theme -
Making numbers work for you - highlights the vital role of numbers in our everyday lives. From measuring ingredients when we are cooking, to filling out timesheets at work, to estimating the cost of a basket of shopping, we use maths and numbers every day at home, at work and out in the community.
Encourage people to seek help with numbers
Many Tasmanian adults find everyday maths challenging and could do with some help to improve their skills. 26TEN Week is an opportunity to let them know that help is available, and to encourage them to seek that help by calling the confidential, free helpline 1300 002 610.
There are many advantages to improving skills
People who are confident with numbers are more likely to be employed, able to help their children with homework and able to manage their finances. Better skills mean that everday life is made easier.
Remember that we can all improve our skills, sometimes all we need is encouragement to make numbers work for us.