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Aviva Tackling Numbers

14 March 2018

Making maths fun for kids 

If you think maths is never fun, this is where the fun starts! We’re continuing to work with local schools on the Aviva Tackling Numbers Programme to help children develop their numeracy skills through rugby.

Numbers matter

Shockingly, research shows that 8.5 million British adults have the numeracy skills of a 10-year-old. Maths isn’t just about long division, algebra and trigonometry. It’s about checking your change in the shop, making sure you can afford something, and balancing your budget. That’s why it’s so important for our kids to be comfortable with sums.


As a financial services company, Aviva knows how important it is to give children a good grounding in personal finance. This year, 72% of children are aware they need to use maths a lot in everyday life.

Learning through rugby

Making learning fun is a great way to help children absorb lessons that will stay with them and that’s where Bath Rugby can help. We’ll be continuing to deliver Aviva Tackling Numbers, the rugby-themed, numeracy programme for eight to nine year olds funded by Aviva.

The course aims to make learning numbers fun using touch rugby to:

•     Increase children’s understanding of number skills

•     Boost their confidence in dealing with numbers

•     Help them become physically fitter.

Our Community Schools Coordinator, Lewis Palmer says “Aviva Tackling Numbers is a brilliant opportunity for children to develop their numeracy and tag rugby skills through a fun environment, the feedback from the students and teachers we’ve worked with so far this season has been amazing.”

Aviva Tackling Numbers also marks the first time rugby stars of the future encounter the game. After year three, a whopping 89% of teachers are now more confident in coaching rugby, thanks to this training. 

For more information about Aviva Tackling Numbers, please click here

To download the Aviva Tackling Numbers Parent/Guardian Hints & Tips Sheet please click here

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