M.A.C. stands for 'Maths Across the Curriculum' and with the appointment of our Leading Maths Practitioner & Associate Senior Leader, Mrs

Kainth, back in Jan 2016, the school has enjoyed a new focus and drive for improvement on mathematical skills.

Along with Literacy & Communication, M.A.C. skills are the key stone for effective learning and progression in school and important life skills.

This is why our pupils experience a weekly focus on literacy for half a term and then a **weekly focus on mathematical skills.** This is

introduced in tutor time and reinforced during the week in our lessons. All staff are involved and the powerpoints used to teach the pupils are

shared on the **front page of our website in the noticeboard section** so that parents are aware and can share in the learning at home with

their children should they wish.

The M.A.C. **logo **is publicised across the school and used in teaching powerpoints and resources across the curriculum so that teachers can

highlight mathematical teaching points during the course of their lessons and schemes of work. Each department has undergone an audit to

reflect on their contribution to the M.A.C. curriculum and this information has been used to create **posters** for classrooms across the school.

In addition, we are delighted to share this **parent/carer handbook** which has been written especially with parents in mind. Sometimes

mathematical techniques change over time and we thought it would be useful to share the techniques being used at Toynbee so that there is a

consistency of approach and awareness of the way pupils are required to work. We hope you find this useful.

This summer we have also started a mentoring scheme with year 7 and 9 pupils. This scheme aims to help build Year 7 pupils’ confidence

in Maths and to make further progress in the subject with support from Year 9 Maths Leaders with whom they have been paired. As with

Reading Mentors, we have found that peer learning and support is a one of the most effective ways of making gains in understanding.

avoid parallax errors.

the process you have used to reach your answer.

question. If the question quotes values to 2 sf. Then give an answer to either 2sf. Or 1sf.

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