Multiply

Launching this year across the UK, Multiply is a new government-funded programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills.

If you’re aged 19 and over and don’t have maths GCSE at grade C (or equivalent), you can access free numeracy courses through Multiply to build your confidence with numbers and gain a qualification.

Good numeracy skills may unlock job opportunities and lead to higher wages or prepare you for further study. They also help in everyday life, such as helping children with homework and budgeting money.

There will be courses for beginners to more advanced courses such as GCSE Maths, Functional Skills Qualifications, or equivalent. 

If you are interested in finding out more information about Multiply courses, please complete our online enquiry form and we will be in touch with you.

In the meantime, you can explore ways to improve your skills, or take our short quiz which can help you understand where you might want to brush up on your numbers.

Multiply Quiz

Answer these 6 questions to help you understand areas of numeracy you might want to improve.

The questions have:

  • no pass or fail mark

  • multiple-choice options for answers

It should take around 5 minutes to complete all the questions and you can use a calculator if you wish.

 

 

Courses

 

Multiply courses

Maths and Microsoft Excel Course

Take your first steps and get to grips with basic Maths in Microsoft Excel!

This course is ideal for the learners who have no experience with using this Microsoft application.

This course will teach you:

  • how to multiply, add and subtract using Excel
  • How to create simple graphs and charts
  • How to format tables

Starting: 

Monday 10th October 2022 until 7th November 2022, 9:30 – 12:00

Contact: Laura.Jordan@reading.gov.uk

 

 

Vocabulary for Maths

Entry Level

This course will help you practice how to:

  • Spell numbers
  • Read clocks
  • Practise language about different shapes
  • Calculate with money
  • Compare measures of length, weight and capacity
  • Extract information from lists, tables, diagrams and charts
  • What words to use to describe a task
  • How to explain a task to each other
  • How to test each other on solving a task

Starting:

Friday 4th November 2022 until 25th November 2022, 12:30 – 14:00

Contact: Dawn.Townsend@reading.gov.uk

 

 

Using Technology for Household Bills

If you have never used Microsoft Excel before, this course is for you.

The course will guide you to create and Excel budget spreadsheet to help you stay on top of your finances.

You will learn:

  • Calculations and formulae to help manage your money
  • How to build a weekly, monthly and yearly budget sheet
  • How to create validations so you don’t overspend
  • How to create charts and graphs to track trends in your spending and saving

Starting:

Wednesday 2nd November 2022 until 23rd November 2022, 12:30  – 14:30

Contact: Laura.Jordan@reading.gov.uk