Family Learning Conference: Maths Mindset

A half day conference on engaging families to overcome maths anxiety with keynote speakers and workshops.


Family Learning Conference: Maths Mindset: Engaging families to overcome maths anxiety

22 February 2024 | 9.30am-2.00pm | Online

Love it or hate it, maths is a skill that all of us need and use in our everyday lives. As families feel the impact of the cost-of-living, the advantages of being confident with numbers could not have been more compelling than in 2023. Most parents want their children to do well in mathematics but may be unsure about how to support this. Maths anxieties, biases and stereotypes, or lack of resources and opportunities can often hold families back from reaching their full potential.

“Good numeracy is the best protection against unemployment, low wages and poor health”. Andreas Schleicher of the OECD

With £560 million of Government investment in the Multiply Numeracy programme until 2025 to boost both number confidence and numeracy skills amongst adults you can’t afford not to be part of the maths movement!

This conference will give delegates opportunities to:

  • Discover creative and effective initiatives that will engage underserved and under-reached families with your maths activities or programming
  • Understand how to help families overcome maths anxiety and build maths confidence
  • Gain a richer understanding of how you can raise aspirations from the early years to Multiply adult numeracy programmes.

Confirmed keynote speakers and workshops

Keynote speaker:

Paul Foss, Head of Impact and Evaluation, National Numeracy: Number confidence - the missing piece of the number skills puzzle
Dr Helen J Williams: Playful mathematics - what is it and why is it important? 


  • Engaging families with creative maths activities with Maths on Toast
  • Maths through stories with Dr Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai, Institute of Education, University of Reading
  • Maths in museums with Thomas Briggs, TKB Maths & Museum Educational Services
  • Maths mindset: engaging families to overcome maths anxiety with Stacy Mann, Campaign for Learning
  • Conquering adult maths anxiety with care in the classroom with Peter Whitehead, WM College
  • Multiply - from development to delivery with Sabirah Ali, Westminster Adult Education Service and Juliette Collier, Campaign for Learning

Who will benefit from attending?

This conference is ideal for colleagues working with families and are looking to boost engagement and confidence in maths including:

  • adult and community learning practitioners
  • family learning practitioners 
  • family engagement and support practitioners in schools, libraries and community settings
  • musuem and gallery practitioners
  • early years practitioners in nurseries, schools, family hubs and children centres
  • Multiply programme managers and tutors supporting financial education and family numeracy


Online (Zoom)


Early Bird until 12 January 2024 - £72.00 (including VAT)

Standard Ticket from 13 January 2024 - £90.00 (including VAT) (from 19 October 2023 onwards)

10% discount on all tickets for National Centre for Family Learning members - become a member for free and log in to get your discount!

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22/02/2024 09:30 - 14:00
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