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Education Scotland


The Scottish Government and Education Scotland are pleased to support National Numeracy Day 2018. Our aim is for everyone to experience the benefits, joy and beauty of maths in exciting new ways.

September 2017, saw the first ever Maths Week Scotland, an initiative to help everyone in our nation see maths positively.

Maths Week was created as a result of the Making Maths Count group’s recommendations as a way to raise the profile of maths and its importance in all aspects of our lives. If you’d like to read more, the report of the group is here.

Below you will find additional information and links that may be of interest to those who want to brush up on their numbers skills in Scotland as they take part in this wider campaign.

Visit the Scottish Government at


The Big Plus

If you need help with reading writing spelling or numbers…The Big Plus is a free service that puts you in touch with a local tutor.

Your tutor will help build your confidence and skills. They can meet you in different places, like libraries, community centres or colleges. It's not like being back at school. You’ll learn in a relaxed, friendly way that fits around your work or family time.

Call the national helpline on 0800 917 8000.


Read Write Count

Children have amazing energy and a seemingly endless capacity for having fun. But sometimes it’s nice to take a step back, relax, and bring a little calm among amid the chaos. That’s where Read, Write, Count comes in.

The website makes it as easy as possible for you to help your child read, write and count – whether you’re at home, or out and about. You’ll find lots of simple suggestions, ideas, tips and activities to help you have fun together and keep your child busy and entertained.


Dyslexia Scotland

Dyslexia Scotland support individuals with dyslexia and others issues such as dyscalculia to access support with their learning. In general, people with dyscalculia have poor ‘number sense’. Number sense is at the core of maths learning. In a similar way that a lack of phonemic awareness causes people with dyslexia to struggle with reading, a lack of number sense causes people with dyscalculia to struggle with maths concepts. If individuals don’t understand the basics about how numbers work, learning maths and using it every day can be very frustrating.

Further information about Dyscalculia can be found here.

Dyslexia Scotland runs a confidential Helpline which offers advice and guidance on dyslexia-related issues in Scotland. Helpline enquiries can be made by telephone, email or webchat.

Dyslexia Scotland’s helpline number is: 0344 800 8484

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