Numeracy Project Shows Real World Benefit of Maths Skills

The real world benefit of PATH’s Numeracy Project was evident last week as the first two groups of learners successfully planned trips around the county.

The aim of the Numeracy Project is for adults aged 19+ to build up maths skills so they can more confidently deal with real world situations such as paying rent, managing bills, avoiding debt and more.

However the course has many more benefits than that – such as building confidence, teaching them how to use technology, improving social skills, and helping with mental health issues via our trained Pathway Counselling team.

As part of the lesson plan, learners are asked to take the maths skills they have gained over the duration of the course and use it to organise a trip. This involves budgeting, scheduling and communication skills.

You can hear learners talk about this in our latest video about the project:

To kick start the week, our learners from the Mount Community Centre went to Tenby – which involved budgeting for transportation and a nice meal of fish and chips, before taking part in a lesson outdoors by the seaside.

Following that up later in the week, learners from The VC Gallery in Pembroke Dock organised a trip to Scolton Manor, which again required planning and budgeting for food and transportation.

Poor money management and mental health issues are a leading cause of homelessness, so we couldn’t be more proud to see our fantastic Numeracy team getting amazing results from the first group of learners.

If you feel like you’d like to join our next group of learners, please contact us through the Numeracy Project section of our website!

This project is funded by the UK Government’s Multiply initiative, through Pembrokeshire County Council.