# Numeracy Committee: Whole School Initiatives 2 October 2014 1.Recognition of staff support for and implementation of timetable changes 2014-2015 to support.

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Numeracy Committee: Whole School Initiatives 2 October 2014 1.Recognition of staff support for and implementation of timetable changes 2014-2015 to support maths. 2.That clocks would be made available to all classrooms. 3.That number-lines be displayed in classrooms. 4.The maths word of the week be displayed around the school, including on the new numeracy notice board, and announced each Wednesday morning. 5.Whole school numeracy themes: Percentages, time, measurement.

Numeracy theme 1: Percentages Teachers are requested to give back tests results in fraction form so that the students will have to work out the percentage for themselves.

1st Year Text Book Chapter 7: Percentages

Convert from standard into decimal form. Multiply by 100%. Divide 16 by 30 or write fraction into calculator and press “S  D” Move the decimal point 2 places to the right and put the “%” symbol after the number In practice there is no need to write the decimal part Note that in this example we round down: “5 or above give it a shove, 4 or below keep it low”

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