  # National 4 Maths

National 4 Maths

Course Content

Unit 1

Expressions and Formulae

Simplification

Breaking brackets

Factorising

Evaluation of formulae

Number patterns

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
- 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

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.