Improve your maths skills and increase your confidence with numbers
Wiltshire Libraries are working with Multiply to offer free support and courses to help adults to improve their everyday maths. If you would like to upskill, feel more confident, or better support your child with homework, there are resources available to help you and library staff can help you access them.
Our Multiply Numeracy Champions all wear pink badges but any member of staff can signpost you in the right direction.
Nicola Crompton, Multiply Libraries Development Officer, will be visiting libraries to hold drop-in sessions to help with everyday maths.
If you are struggling to understand your budget, support your children with homework or want to improve your skills for work, Nicola can help point you in the right direction.
There is no need to book, just turn up. If you'd prefer to book a one-to-one session, email email@example.com or ask a member of the library team.
|Wednesday 8 November||9.30am to 12.20pm||Devizes|
|Monday 13 November||1pm to 4pm||Melksham|
|Thursday 16 November||10am to 1pm||Calne|
|Thursday 23 November||10am to 1pm||Chippenham|
|Monday 27 November||10am to 1pm||Melksham|
|Tuesday 28 November||10.30am to 1.30pm||Salisbury|
|Saturday 9 December||10am to 1pm||Melksham|
We hold monthly Numeracy rhyme times at the following libraries.
|Library||Day of the month||Time|
|Chippenham||Second Wednesday of the month||11am|
|Devizes||Second Friday of the month||11am|
|Melksham||Last Thursday of the month||11am|
We have joined up with the Early Years Advisory Teachers to put together 'Rhyme time at home activity' sheets. These are useful handouts that give you helpful hints on how to support your children with their maths.
If you have missed picking up a copy at rhyme time, ask a member of the library team for a copy.
Library resources you can access:
- National Numeracy Challenge (nationalnumeracy.org.uk) to check your current maths skills and to upskill
- Maths books (libraries.wiltshire.gov.uk)
- Maths for all and On the money eBook collections (libbyapp.com)
If you are over 19 years old, and do not currently have Level 2/GCSE maths at grade 4 (previously known as a C grade), there are free courses available for adults on Work Wiltshire - Multiply (workwiltshire.co.uk). The courses range from beginner to GCSE level.
This includes online learning from Prospect to help you to brush up your skills and improve your confidence. Complete as many of the below modules as you'd like in your own time for free.
- column addition and subtraction
- rounding and estimating
- handling data
- problem solving
- money and calculation
Find out more about the Multiply project, the courses available and what is happening across Wiltshire by signing up to receive the Multiply newsletter.
The privacy notice for Multiply is available for you to download and print.