Citizen Maths

Citizen Maths

Citizen Maths is a free online course for adults who understand the basics of numeracy, and now want to deepen their grasp of maths, for instance by working to achieve a Level 2 maths qualification, such as GCSE Grade C or above.

The course includes a series of short instructional videos by two very experienced maths teachers, designed to give learners the feeling that they are in a one-to-one tutorial with a skilled teacher. There are also quizzes and interactive activities. Citizen Maths is open for registration now and is free. Instead of abstract routines, the course uses practical problems to help you grasp some “powerful ideas” in maths. You can then apply these in work and in life. Citizen Maths covers five such ideas:

  • Proportion (available now)
  • Uncertainty (available now)
  • Representation (available now)
  • Pattern (available in May 2016)
  • Measurement (available in May 2016)

Each takes between five and 10 hours to complete. You can spread this over a few weeks or a few days.

The course launched on the 12th September 2014, although learners can still join in on the course after the start date.The Getting Started page guides learners to think whether the course is for them and directs to the registration.

Citizen Maths is developed in collaboration between Calderdale College, the UCL Institute of Education and OCR, with funding from the Ufi

To find out more, go to

For organisations supporting employees, members, students, or others in learning maths, please see how to become a Citizen Maths partner.

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