It’s good to see you. Welcome to Everyday Maths.
This site is for adults who want to improve their basic maths skills. We’re talking about the maths you use in everyday life. That’s things like working out which loaf of bread has the most fibre and the least fat; estimating how much paint you’ll need for your living room; or looking at average temperatures in September and deciding where to book your holiday. Everyday Maths will show you the benefits of increasing your numeracy skills, provide great examples and exercises you can work through to improve the areas that need it, and most importantly add a good dose of encouragement to use those skills in your daily life.
My name is Liz Fisher and I’m a bookkeeper. I have always had a love for numbers and I’d like to share a little of that with you. I also have a love for singing, knitting and dancing although not more than two of those at once! I don’t really believe in “maths people”, just people with different knowledge and skills. And skills can be learnt.
A lack of basic maths can prevent you from being able to apply for certain jobs, certain educational courses and affect your overall confidence in yourself and your abilities.
Ask yourself this:
- Do you go quiet when someone says “how much is my share of the bill?”
- Have you ever been to the supermarket and wondered if that discounted item is actually cheaper? (Hint: Not always)
- If you have kids, have you ever said “I was never any good at maths” because you’re worried you won’t understand their homework?
Everyday Maths can help.
Please take a look around and I’d love to see your suggestions for how I can help in your maths journey in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to sign up to receive each new post by email. The form is up there on the right of this page if you’re on the web and down the bottom if you’re mobile.
See you there!