26Ten Week 23 – 27 October

Making numbers work for you

This year’s 26Ten Week theme is Making numbers work for you. 26Ten and Libraries Tasmania are encouraging Tasmanians to improve their numeracy skills and enter a prize draw.

By highlighting the maths we use every day, we inspire people to seek help so they can confidently use numbers. Everyday maths is used for tasks like getting the right change at the shop, paying bills and taking the right dose of medicine.

Supermarket challenge prize draw

To celebrate everyday numbers, we are inviting adults to estimate the cost of a bag of everyday grocery items. The bag of shopping will be displayed at your local library.

If you are an adult literacy or numeracy client or tutor, this is an activity to do together!

Estimate the cost of the grocery items in the shopping bag and fill out an entry form. Enter at your local library or online to go into the prize draw to win one of 45 Woolworths vouchers valued at $25.

Winners will also receive the bag of grocery items in the 26Ten bag.

The prize draw will run from Thursday 5 October 2023 to 5:00 pm Monday 30 October.

Prizes will be drawn on Tuesday 31 October 2023. The prize winners will be announced on Libraries Tasmania social media pages and the winners will be notified by phone or email. 

Find out about adult literacy and numeracy support in Tasmania:

At Libraries Tasmania our literacy service provides free confidential help in 20 locations around Tasmania. Support can be tailored to individuals one-to-one or in small groups.

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Image credit: Libraries Tasmania (photographer: Nat Mendham)