Get snappy with a Maths Workout this autumn

Published September 13, 2016 at 13:37

This autumn unionlearn will be launching a campaign to raise awareness and promote maths learning opportunities in the workplace. Maths, along with English, is one of the key learning priorities for unions this year, and the campaign will support workers by utilising exciting and practical online tools such as Use-It tools and eNotes.

To get a real buzz around workplace maths, and highlight the everyday use of maths at work, unionlearn are organising a digital photographic competition for union members as part of the “Maths Workout” campaign.

Unionlearn Project Officer Kirsi Kekki said:

Maths Workout.jpgMaths is vital in many jobs, and unionlearn will be running a campaign to increase maths skills and support learners over the coming months. Photographs of maths being used in everyday workplaces will be a great way to illustrate the wide and varied nature of maths at work.

It could be engineers or construction workers measuring, office workers inputting data, NHS staff counting out meds, factory workers on packing lines, shop workers organising shelves or chefs weighing ingredients. All these jobs, and many more, require an understanding of maths.”

The competition calls on union members to take and submit photographs of maths being used at work – with the best images being posted onto the unionlearn website and an overall winner receiving the prize of a Tablet.

The Maths Workout Photo Competition is open to any union member, and entries close on Monday 31st October – with the winner being announced on Thursday 10th November at unionlearn’s Regional Skills and Learning Conference in Manchester.

Photographs can be taken on Digital cameras or phones, but need to be of high resolution, and must have the permission of any people in the image, and depending on the workplace may also require the permission of the employer.

All entries should include:

  • Your name
  • Union
  • Workplace
  • Photo title

To enter, please send in your photo before October 31st to:


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