Mathematics & Numeracy

Mathematics & Numeracy Department


This Week’s Maths/Preparation for National 5 or Higher/Resource Links:
Brief summary and aims:
We aim to project Mathematics as a positive and enjoyable experience as well as an important part of the curriculum by:
  • ensuring pupils are taught the mathematical and numerical skills required for life, learning, employment and further study.
  • providing each pupil with the mathematical and numerical skills required for progression in other curriculum areas.
  • ensuring pupils understand the importance of Mathematics and the role it plays in the world around them.
  • encouraging pupils’ confidence, engagement and enjoyment in Mathematics
  • supporting every pupil to progress and achieve to the best of their ability in mathematics.
Courses / subjects delivered at all stages:
S1-3 BGE Mathematics
S4-6 Senior Phase
  • Mathematics (National 4, National 5, Higher, Advanced Higher)
  • Lifeskills Mathematics (National 3, National 4, National 5)
  • Statistics Unit (Higher)
Broad General Education (BGE) topics covered:


  • Pupils progress through BGE at an appropriate level and pace.
  • Almost all pupils will have experienced and achieved Third Level by end of S3, and many will have experience at Fourth Level before progression to Senior Phase in S4.
  • A small number will consolidate Second level in S1 to improve progression to Third level.
  • Pupils’ experiences are enhanced by a number of year group and whole school events including Numeracy Week, Pi Day, Numeracy Games Olympiad.
  • In S2 pupils have an additional period where they focus on Numeracy across Learning, Life and Work.
  • Homework is an integral part of learning experiences and enhances progress at all levels.


Mathematics Third Level
  • Rounding/Estimate/Whole Numbers
  • Decimals
  • Negative Numbers
  • Expressions and Equations
  • Angles
  • Probability
  • Co-ordinates
  • Data Analysis
  • Multiples, Factors and Primes
  • Time, Distance, Speed
  • Fractions, decimals and Percentages
  • Money (1)
  • 2D Shape
  • Symmetry
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Money (2)
  • Scale Drawing and Bearings
  • Powers and Roots
  • Patterns and Relationships
  • Perimeter and Area
  • Circle (Circumference and Area)
  • Volume


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