There are certain topics in Nat 5 Maths which are absolutely crucial to grasp if you are to succeed at Higher level. Look through an SQA Higher marking scheme and you will see that many of the marks are given for what are essentially Nat 5 skills. Indeed, many of the Higher topics are in themselves an extension of the same topic at Nat 5.

I often find that the biggest problem my Higher classes have is that they have failed to retain their Nat 5 knowledge (that is of course assuming that it was there to begin with!)

In an attempt to address this problem I have created an online Higher Maths Consolidation Pack using www.diagnosticquestions.com

I have created 12 multiple choice assessments focussing on 12 key topics which can be assigned to classes to complete over the Summer holidays. As well as selecting the correct answer, pupils have to explain their thinking.

This means that those who get a question wrong can review their answers at the end, learn by reading through other people’s explanations and then reattempt and hopefully improve on their performance.

The links to the assessments are found below