Common European Numeracy Framework

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These material take a close look at practical and common numeracy topics we all have to face nearly every day

Numeracy education for adults

The ability of using mathematics and numbers in our personal and working life is essential each and every day and at all levels and stations of our life. Numeracy skills are needed when doing our shopping and preparing dinner, when using the bus instead of the car, when running five kilometers through the park etc.  

Successful educational numeracy activities for adults can’t be found in school math books for kids or in abstract spreadsheets. To improved numerate behavior, teaching must meet and be connected to the adults’ realities, needs and challenges and follow a holistic approach (literacy, numeracy and digital skills). 


Accompanying adults

  • Numeracy conversations

    Enabling numeracy conversations include discussing themes like health, finances, and family life.

  • Exploring authentic situations

    Exploring authentic real-life-situations that are related to the person's reality and be functional. This includes supporting a critical and sensible use of authentic materials and tools. Digital tools play an increasingly important role.

  • Personal success

    It is important to counteract math anxiety. People with numeracy skills still to be developed often tend to underestimate and undermine their existing skills. Teaching activities must also help the learners to recognize their skills and to become aware of successful numeracy decisions they make in their everyday lives.

Eight themes

The learning material is divided into eight different themes to explore. Every learner and every teacher have their specific needs, requirements, dispositions and preferences. This is what we want to accept and make possible by offering inspirational material with basic model examples open for individual use and adaption. 

Enjoy eating and drinking with numeracy

Stay safe and healthy with numeracy

Save time and money with numeracy

Numeracy within
my family

Numeracy in
working life

Numeracy is part of my leisure time

Enjoy travelling and mobility with numeracy

Be green with numeracy​