[vc_row full_width=””][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”308″ img_size=”200×200″ animation=”rda_zoomIn” css_animation=””][button size=”medium_rd_bt” t_color=”#e2e2e2″ b_color=”#660066″ b_hover_color=”#cc99cc” url=”” ml=”15″]APPLY[/button][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Numeracy Skills Badge” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text css_animation=””]This badge is about your ability to manipulate numbers, your general mathematical awareness and its application in practical contexts and your ability to select and use data to support your position. To earn this badge you need to demonstrate the following abilities:

  • General mathematical awareness
  • Ability to apply general mathematical awareness in practical contexts
  • Ability to evaluate data quality, select appropriate data and use data to support arguments

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_accordion][vc_accordion_tab title=”Numeracy Skills Missions”][vc_column_text]There are FOUR missions to complete.

The mission tasks and the required evidence are listed below.
You should complete the tasks and have your evidence ready before applying for the badge.
To apply for the badge click on the APPLY button.

Good luck![/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Mission 1″][iconbox type=”11″ icon=”ws-progress-0″ i_color=”#660066″ title=”Self-assess your general mathematical awareness”]


This mission asks you to self-assess your own general mathematical awareness. The areas of numeracy are those identified by the Department of Education as being important for entry to the teaching profession and they form the basis of the DfEs professional skills test in numeracy.

The purpose of this mission is to identify areas of numeracy where you may need to improve either prior to your next job or whilst on the job. Employers value a critical awareness of strengths AND weaknesses much more highly than general statements of competence.

To understand the level of numeracy at which you should be operating, review the DfEs support materials here.

For each area if you can follow the examples without any difficulty then rate yourself as green. If the area of numeracy and the examples are very difficult for you to follow then rate yourself as red.


So your mission is:

  1. For each area of numeracy, rate your current ability using the traffic light system where red = improvement needed, orange = confident, but some improvement needed and green = very confident at this level.
  2. REQUIRED EVIDENCE – When you are ready to apply for the badge, you will be asked to use the traffic light system to assess your numeracy ability for each of the DfE numeracy areas.

For further support and tuition with these areas of numeracy visit Khan Academy and search for any of the areas of numeracy in the search bar at the top of the page.[/iconbox][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Mission 2″][iconbox type=”11″ icon=”ws-progress-1″ i_color=”#660066″ title=”Take a Practice Numeracy Test”]


Take one of the practice numeracy tests HERE.

Each test has 18 questions to be answered in a total of 24 minutes. The questions test some of the areas of numeracy identified in Mission 1 and also your numerical reasoning ability. Some of the questions are quite demanding not least because they are timed. You will need a calculator.


When you apply for this badge you will be asked to:

  1. Identify your score in the numeracy test

[/iconbox][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Mission 3″][iconbox type=”11″ icon=”ws-progress-2″ i_color=”#660066″ title=”Use Data to Support an Argument”]Selecting and using data to support an argument is a skill that is required daily in many jobs. Describe a situation in which you have used data in this way. This might have been in a piece of academic work, in a presentation, in a work setting, in a team or club in any situation where data helped your case.


When you APPLY for this badge you will be asked to:

  1. Describe the situation
  2. Identify what data was used
  3. Explain how using the data strengthened your argument

Looking for some inspiration in using data in your arguments and presentations? Take a look at these videos:


[/iconbox][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Mission 4″][iconbox type=”11″ icon=”ws-progress-3″ i_color=”#660066″ title=”Assess your Numeracy Skills”]Having completed the first three missions and reflected on your abilities you should now be in a strong position to assess your numeracy skills.

You will assess yourself on the three numeracy skills. You will also be asked to justify your rating and to plan for improvement.

  1. General mathematical awareness
  2. Ability to apply general mathematical awareness in practical contexts
  3. Ability to evaluate data quality, select appropriate data and use data to support arguments

When you are ready, click on the APPLY button to provide the evidence for all the missions and to begin your skills self-assessment.[/iconbox][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]