The National 4 Mathematics Course builds on the principles and practice and experiences and outcomes of mathematics and numeracy. Understanding the part that mathematics plays in almost all aspects of life is crucial. This reinforces the need for mathematics to play an integral part in lifelong learning.
The course comprises 3 units:
Expressions and Formulae – including the manipulation of abstract terms, the simplification of expressions and the evaluation of formulae.
Relationships – including solving equations, understanding graphs and working with trigonometric ratios.
Numeracy – The general aim of this Unit is to develop learners’ numerical and information handling skills to solve straightforward, real-life problems involving number, money, time and measurement. Learners will use their solutions to make and explain decisions.
To achieve the National 4 Mathematics Course, learners must pass all of the required Units as well as an Added Value Unit test.