Welcome to the Maths Department Webpages
The Maths department is made up of 6 teachers, Mrs Furby (PT), Mr Baird, Mrs Caldwell, Mrs Gibson, Mr Innes and Miss Tranmer. We are located on the 1st floor of the teaching block and occupy 7 classrooms and 1 ICT room.
Within the Maths Department webpages, you will find information on the following:
- Aims and Ethos
- Current news including assessment dates
- Course information and outlines including content detail
- Parent guides
- Homework and revision information
- Resources and links to help with studying and revision
- Information about careers in Mathematics
Please note we are increasing our use of Google Classroom for posting homework and revision assignments so you will start to see a decrease in this aspect of the website, particularly since the website is unreliable for uploading files and information.
Click on the following link for a useful guide of common Maths and Numeracy methods used at KHS:
S4 National 5 Maths - Focused Study Support Sessions
The first of these sessions will run from 15:45 to 16:45 in FF025 until the February mid-term break. A signup sheet can be found outside FF025 the week before the session.
Surds and Indices
Arcs, Sectors and Angles in a Circle
Note that a copy of the notes & questions from the session will be provided to those who attend.
Exam Preparation for Nat 5 / Higher / Advanced Higher pupils
100 N5 Exam Type Questions & Answers - Test Yourself!
200 Higher Exam Type Questions & Answers - Test Yourself!
I'd like to remind you about the support being offered pupils within the Maths department, what resources they can access and what they can do to ensure they are exam ready come May:
Study Clubs - these run most days after school at 3.45pm - 4.45pm and some lunch-times. Pupils are welcome to join any club pitched at the appropriate level
Past Paper practice - This is one of the best way that your child can become exam ready. pupils can download them at http://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/findpastpaper.htm (if they haven't already!)
Homework Tasks - these can be revisited especially where pupils have missed doing them or didn't perform so well earlier in the year. Pupils can come along to study club and get help to work through some of the challenging questions. All homework tasks can be found in the resources menu of the course overview (your child should know where to find them!)
Prelim Analysis - Pupils can look back over their evaluation sheets to see what areas in particular they need to revisit and consolidate.
Topic booklets - Pupils should be references their notes regularly when working through past papers and homework.
Adverse Weather - Information for studying at home
Pupil should continue to check their Google Classroom, where appropriate, for any messages from their class teacher. In the absence of a Google Classroom for any pupil/class the following advice is given:
1. Senior pupils in S4/5/6 should revise for upcoming assessments using materials already supplied or online tools such as BBC Bitesize, Scholar and SQA Solar OpenAssess, where appropriate.
2. All pupils, S1-S4, should check Mangahigh and MyMaths for any new tasks and also take this opportunity to complete any outstanding tasks.
Keep warm and stay safe.
Information regarding new S1 Classes August 2018
S1 classes will be arranged into different classes towards the end of August/beginning of September. The class movement and broad setting will be been based around transfer information from your child’s primary school, some in-class working and a short diagnostic assessment (This diagnostic assessment was evaluated during session 2017-18 and changes have been made based on feedback from pupils and parents). Further fine tuning will follow later after the Primary school Curriculum for Excellence levels have been received and all pupils have had the chance to revise, be extended and assessed on the topics in our Block 1.
It is important however that we identify any gaps and/or strengths and weaknesses at their previous level and ensure they are working at the correct pace in their new level. To this end we will continue to revise and extend throughout all areas of the Maths curriculum and may continue to adjust the classes as and when necessary as we work through the course. Your child will always be working at a level appropriate to their ability.
Further information including a link to the S1/2 course outline can be found on the S1 course webpage.
New Maths classes session 2018/19
As pupils move into the academic session of 2018/19 there has been a reshuffle of classes. This is due to a number of reasons:
a) In S3 and S4, pupils are no longer placed in classes according to their house groups and are placed against English, thus having an effect on when they come to Maths;
b) The number of classes within the year group change;
c) Timetable constraints mean that certain teachers are not available when a group of pupils are due to come to the department.
In S2, S3 and S4, pupils have been broadly set in ability groups based on assessment results, teacher recommendation and peer/support factors.