Many of us say we're not numbers people. But numbers play a big part in all of our lives.

Archived news: published on Tuesday 08 May 2018 by Fife Council

National Numeracy Day

National Numeracy Day

From household budgeting, to shopping, cooking, planning a journey or working out our team’s chance of winning the league, we all use numbers, every day. Despite this, 1 in every 2 working-age adults in the UK struggles with using numbers. Many of us are just getting by when we could be getting ahead: earning more, saving more and doing the things we love better. Just by getting a bit of help with our numbers. 

That’s what National Numeracy Day 2018 is all about.

Recognising the important part numbers play in everyday life and helping people sharpen their skills and build their confidence so they can use numbers to help them save money, progress at work – or just manage everyday situations more easily. Being better with numbers isn’t a special talent, it’s something we can all learn. We’re all numbers people.

Find out how you can make numbers work for you in Fife

We are holding an informal open day to find out more about ABE in Fife on Wednesday 16 May at the following centres:

  • Dell Farquharson Centre in Dunfermline, between 10am and 4pm
  • Maxwell Centre in Cowdenbeath, between 10am – 12 noon 

For more information call 01383 602331, or or


Find out more about National Numeracy Day at

Check whether you’ve got the Essentials of Numeracy at

Fay Browne, ABE Coordinator (Dunfermline, SWF, Cowdenbeath & Glenrothes) 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 40 17 18 Contact Fay Browne online
By Post: New City House 1 Edgar Street Dunfermline Fife KY12 7EP
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