Numeracy in the news

The news is packed with numbers, statistics and data, but how should we interpret what we read? And how do we get to the real story behind the headlines? Download free, fact-checked teaching resources today to help your students explore how the media use numbers.

These schemes of work, one-off lessons and workshops help students to use their numeracy skills in real-world contexts and understand the link between numbers and the big issues that shape their lives.

Our resources encourage learners to:

  • Assess the truth of the headlines they read
  • Use statistics to support the arguments on either side of the debates
  • Problem-solve, using numeracy, to find workable solutions to the big issues

Help your learners develop their communication and critical-thinking skills, whilst boosting their knowledge of the issues that dominate the news cycle.

Each week, we publish news resources on breaking stories. Designed by teachers, these activities help students see beyond the headlines and discover the details which are needed to form accurate opinions. These can be used both in school and at home.

These resources are perfect to help support Core Maths. The expert answers (found in Projects) are a great support for any schools involved with the Maths for Girls programme.

If you like these, check out our other teaching resources in our resource library!

Numeracy resources