I started in Hamilton College in 2001 in fifth year. Mr Wilson and Mrs Roy in the Art Department were fantastic. I learned so much from both of them and they gave me the confidence to apply for Art School.

Fiona Pender
Class of 2002

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National 4/5 Maths

Mathematics is the study of measurement, properties and relationships using numbers and symbols. It helps us to make sense of the world around us. Mathematics can be used to model real-life situations and can equip us with the skills we need to interpret and analyse information, simplify and solve problems, assess risks and make informed decisions.

Skills and Knowledge

A broad overview of the subject skills, knowledge and understanding that will be covered in the course includes:

Operational skills:

  • algebraic — working with patterns, expressions, equations and graphs
  • geometric — using properties of shapes, calculating angles and lengths
  • trigonometric — using trigonometric ratios and relationships
  • statistical — calculation of statistics, presenting information, assessing risk.

 Reasoning skills:

  • investigative — researching and extracting information
  • problem solving — formulating an approach to reach a conclusion
  • analytical — interpreting information, using logic, providing justification and proof
  • modelling — applying a suitable mathematical model.

 Your skills in using a calculator will also be developed.

 Learning and Teaching Methods

A varied and flexible approach is aimed for in the department, including class discussion and group work (particularly in investigative, practical, context-based work). A programme of promoting investigative skills runs from S1-S5. The interactive SmartBoards are used extensively.

 Careers Information

Mathematics is used in everyday activities and has been one of the greatest influences in shaping the modern world in the fields of science, technology, engineering, business and even our social life. Mathematics is essential for many careers and higher education courses (e.g. business analysis, statistics, computational mathematics, management science, engineering, science, architecture, aviation etc.).