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Higher, Nat 5 & Nat 4 Xmas Homework

To help with preparation for prelims I have made a revision sheet for Higher Maths and National 5 Maths. These are available in Word and PDF.

Click on the links below to access these:

Higher Maths XMAS Sheet                 Higher Maths XMAS Sheet (PDF version)

National 5 XMAS Sheet                       National 5 XMAS Sheet(PDF Version)

National 4 Prelim Revision From Practice Paper A

It is imperative that you do some work over the holiday period to ensure that you are prepared for the Prelim exams in January.

Mr Doig

Ross High Pupils Achieve Success in UKMT Challenge


Pupils at Ross High School have achieved 4 Gold, 4 Silver and 7 Bronze certificates in the “May 2014 UKMT Junior Maths Challenge”. This Maths Challenge is written and marked by staff at the University of Leeds. It is hosted by teaching staff in classrooms throughout the UK. Over 240,000 pupils from across the UK sat the “Junior Maths Challenge” with roughly the top 6% receiving a Gold certificate, the next 13% received a Silver certificate and the next 21% received a Bronze certificate. Approximately 1200 of the top students are then invited to sit the follow-on competition which is called the “Junior Mathematical Olympiad Round”. Well done to our noteworthy achievers!

David Coventry 2W2 = “Best in Year”, “Best in School”, Invited to participate in “Junior Mathematical Olympiad Round”, Gold Certificate

Elspeth Nicol 2W1 = Gold Certificate

Elise Wilkinson 2W1 = Silver Certificate Continue reading Ross High Pupils Achieve Success in UKMT Challenge

Supported Study 2014-15

Please find details of the revision classes available within the Maths Department for 2014-15.


All Levels Miss Turnbull Room 31 3.35pm – 4.15pm

NAT 4 Mrs Livingstone Room 34 3.35pm – 4.15pm

NAT 5 Mr Punton Room 29 3.35pm – 4.05pm


HIGHER Miss Turnbull/Mr Doig Room31/28 3.35pm – 4.15pm

NAT 5 Miss Brockway Room 32 3.35pm – 4.15pm


NAT 5 Mr Punton Room 29 3.35pm – 4.15pm

Supported Study 2013

The maths department will be offering the following after school support classes:

  • Intermediate 1/ National 4 – Wednesdays, Room 31 with Miss Turnbull
  • Intermediate 2/ National 5 – Tuesdays, Room 32 with Miss Brockway
  • Higher – Alternating between Tuesdays, Room 28 with Mr Doig and Wednsedays, Room 35 with Mr Punton.

All pupils are welcome to come along to gain support with course work, help with homework or to ask any questions they might have about the course they are studying.



What are we up to?

S1 to S3 pupils are embarking on the new topic of measurement this term.  Pupils have been using these new skills creatively to help them decorate their classroom doors for Halloween.  Meanwhile S4 to S6 pupils have just completed Unit 1 of the senior courses. Only 2 more to go!

Newly added and coming soon

So Mr White breaking his shoulder slowed down the website development a little but we are getting back up to speed.

The first Maths Department newsletter is almost ready to be published. Any day now. We are quite excited as we want to share all of what we have been doing recently – settling in our new classes, meeting our new S1 pupils (this year is an excellent vintage – we are enjoying teaching you guys) and we’ve been out teaching in primary schools sharing our love for the subject.

Mr White has created his own website which you can access from the “Staff Pages” link above.

Manga High

Manga High is an online resource that pupils can use to develop and consolidate their classroom learning on a variety of topics through a games media. Manga High can also be used by staff to set homework challenges. These challenges can be set at bronze, silver or gold level. Pupils are challenged and engaged by this innovative media resource.

Welcome to the Mathematics Department!

We, as the staff in the Maths department, feel so lucky to have the opportunity to share our enthusiasm of Mathematics with our pupils.

Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society as a habit of mind for its use in the workplace, business and finance; and for personal decision-making. Mathematics is fundamental to national prosperity in providing tools for understanding science, engineering, technology and economics. It is essential in public decision-making and for participation in the knowledge economy.

Mathematics equips pupils with uniquely powerful ways to describe, analyse and change the world. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder for all pupils when they solve a problem for the first time, discover a more elegant solution, or notice hidden connections. Pupils who are functional in mathematics and financially capable are able to think independently in applied and abstract ways, and can reason, solve problems and assess risk.

Mathematics is a creative discipline. The language of mathematics is international. The subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics has developed over time as a means of solving problems and also for its own sake.”


In order for pupils to achieve the most successful outcomes in their particular course we feel the following 4 points are fundamental:

  • A positive attitude and a determination to rise to the challenge of the course
  • Organisation-being prepared for lessons by bringing a pencil, ruler and calculator (protractor and pair of compasses for certain courses)
  • Plan study time from the start of the course and seeking support from the department through the study classes offered.
  • Complete weekly homework to a high standard which helps to consolidate the work covered in class.