UK Numeracy Day Challenge

Length: 6 questions | Format: Gamified Learning

Numeracy is a serious issue, but that doesn't mean that we can't have some fun.

That's why we created a game to support UK National Numeracy Day on 13th May. Prove your mathematical skills with our fun and engaging arithmetic test.

Answer six simple numerical questions correctly to earn points. Then decide if you are confident in your answer to earn extra points - but if you are wrong you lose points!

There is a time limit on each question, so there's no time to check it on your spreadsheets or devices! 

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Skillcast Numeracy Challenge

How to play

  1. Select the button above to launch the Numeracy Challenge (the 'Game').
  2. You can access this Game on all mobile and desktop devices.
  3. Each player receives five tickets, which are good for five gameplays - ie you get five attempts.
  4. In each gameplay, you'll need to respond to six questions that test your numeracy skills.
  5. The response choices are binary, eg NO/YES - on mobiles you can make these choices by swiping the question to left or right.
  6. If you make the right call, you'll pick up the points on the clock; otherwise, you'll lose half the points left on the clock and lose a life.
  7. In each gameplay, you have three lives - if you lose them all, it is game over.
  8. For each response, you can place a bet for 20% of the points on the clock if you're confident or pass if you're not confident.
  9. After you've played, you can choose an alias and provide your email address. Enter your email only if you've achieved a high score and want to be contacted about the prize. If you provide your email, we will protect it as noted in the Terms of Use below.

Terms of use

By playing the Skillcast Numeracy Challenge (the 'Game'), you agree to the following terms of use:

  1. The Game is open to all, except Skillcast employees and consultants.
  2. In relation to your personal data, which includes the email that you optionally provide in the Game, Skillcast will:
    1. Not use it to send you any communication other than contacting you for the prize (if you are eligible for it)
    2. Not share it with any third party
    3. Not process it for any purpose other than the Game
    4. Promptly delete it after the Game ends
  3. You consent to be contacted by Skillcast in relation to this game. You have the right to withdraw this consent by emailing us at
  4. Skillcast has no influence on the outcome of the Game or the leaderboard.
  5. The Game complies with Skillcast's Anti-Bribery Policy. Any prize is of nominal value (costing less than £25) and not intended to exert any improper influence.
  6. Skillcast reserves all rights to publish aggregate results of the Game without identifying any individual.
  7. Skillcast reserves all rights to the Game - it may vary the terms of the Game at any time at its sole discretion.