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# Mathematics

Course Level:  National 4

 This Course provides learners with opportunities to continue to acquire and develop skills for life and skills for work. The Course aims to motivate and challenge learners, allow learning to interpret numerate and manage information in a mathematical form.

The National 4 Mathematics course consists of 4 units:

 Expressions and Formulae This Unit develops skills linked to straightforward mathematical expressions and formulae. These include the manipulation of abstract terms, the simplification of expressions and the evaluation of formulae. Relationships The general aim of this Unit is to develop skills linked to straightforward mathematical relationships. These include solving equations, understanding graphs and working with trigonometric ratios Numeracy In this unit numerical and information handling skills to solve straightforward, real-life problems involving number, money, time and measurement are developed. Added Value Unit This Unit will enable the learner to provide evidence of added value for the National 4 Mathematics Course through the successful completion of a test which will allow the learner to demonstrate breadth and challenge.

Course Level:  National 5

 The Course aims to motivate and challenge learners by enabling them to select and apply mathematical techniques in a variety of mathematical and real-life situations.

The National 5 Mathematics course consists of 3 units:

 Expressions and Formulae The aim of this Unit is to develop skills linked to mathematical expressions and formulae. These include the manipulation of abstract terms, the simplification of expressions and the evaluation of formulae. Relationships In this Unit learners will solve and manipulate equations, work with graphs and carry out calculations on the lengths and angles of shapes. Applications This Unit develops skills linked to applications of mathematics. These include using trigonometry, geometry, number processes and statistics within real-life contexts. Added Value Course assessment at National 5 In this Course assessment, added value will focus on the following: a) Breadth — drawing on knowledge and skills from across the course b) Challenge — requiring greater depth or extension of knowledge and/or skills c) Application — requiring application of knowledge and/or skills in practical or theoretical contexts as     appropriate.

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