Larkhall Academy

National 4 Maths

National 4 Maths

Course Content

Unit 1

Expressions and Formulae

 Simplification

 Breaking brackets

 Factorising

 Evaluation of formulae

 Number patterns

 Straight line (gradient)

 Circle (circumference and area)

 Area, volume and surface area

 Symmetry

 Frequency tables

 Averages (mean, median, mode and Range)

 Pie Charts (calculate angles)

 Probability

 

Unit 2

Relationships

 Straight Line
y = a
x = b
y = mx + c

 Scattergraphs

 Line of best fit (draw and use)

 Equations and inequalities

 Changing the subject of a formula

 Pythagoras

 Scale drawings

 Circle
- tangent/radius
- angle in a semi-circle

 Trigonometry

 

Unit 3

Numeracy

 Basic Arithmetic (including inequalities)

 Negative Numbers

 Rounding

 Significant figures to 2 decimal places

 Simple Percentages

 Percentage increase and decrease

 Time intervals (12+24 hour)

 DST

 Area (squares and rectangles)

 Volume (cubes and cuboids)

 Perimeter (straight edged shapes)

 Ratio and proportion

 Reading scales

 Conversion of units

 Statistics
- Read, calculate and interpret from
  tables, bar graphs, scattergraphs and line
    graphs
- Pie Charts (read and draw)
- Stem & Leaf
- Maps/Plans
- Probability/Predictions

Assessment

You need to pass three component units in the course and a final, internally assessed, exam.

The titles of the three component units are:

 Expressions and Formulae

 Relationships

 Numeracy

The final internal exam consists of two papers:

 Paper 1 - Non Calculator (20 minutes)

 Paper 2 - Calculator (40 minutes)

 

Progression

Successful completion of the National 4 Maths Course can be followed by National 5 Maths (over two years if necessary) in S5/S6.

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