Welcome to national5maths.co.uk
This website is primarily a free Maths resource for pupils, adult learners, parents and teachers.
The wealth of online resources include Past & Practice Exam Papers, Topic Exam Questions, Theory Guides, Practice Assessments, Worksheets, Self Reflection Booklets, Mind Maps, Lesson Starter Questions, PowerPoints, Videos and Links to Maths websites including fun educational Maths Games.
Passing National 5 Maths significantly increases your career opportunities by helping you gain a place on a college course, apprenticeship or even landing a job. A ‘good’ pass at N5 Maths will set you up well for the fast paced Higher Maths Course next year should you be interested.
National 5 Applications of Mathematics is a highly respected qualification which will open up many career opportunities for you. Please click HERE for a course overview and current information on the excellent careers available such as gaining entry into Primary Teaching, Nursing and Undergraduate Study Programmes.
The small subscription fee for optional excellent exam focused resources in the N5 Maths Online Study Pack is reinvested towards website development costs, hosting fees, further enrichment and the guaranteed continuation of this fantastic resource.
The table below gives the links to our three dedicated websites and exam focused Study Packs for N5, N5 Applications, Higher and AH Maths. Also included are additional courses where you will find a wealth of excellent resources to help with your studies.
We hope the resources on this website prove useful and wish you the very best of success with your course in 2020/21.
|Website Home Page|
|Whole Course Page|
|Student Online Study Pack|
|School Online Study Pack
|AH Maths||AH Maths Home Page||AH Maths Whole Course Page||AH Student Study Pack||AH School Study Pack|
|Higher Maths||Higher Maths Home Page||Higher Maths Whole Course Page||Higher Student Study Pack||Higher School Study Pack|
|N5 Maths||N5 Maths Home Page||N5 Maths Whole Course Page||N5 Maths Student Study Pack||N5 Maths School Study Pack|
|N5 Applications of Maths||N5 Applications Whole Course Page||N5 Applications Student Study Pack||N5 Applications School Study Pack|
|Primary School Maths||Primary School Whole Course Page|
|S1 & S2 Maths||S1 & S2 Maths Whole Course Page|
|National 3 Maths||N3 Maths Whole Course Page|
|National 4 Maths||N4 Maths Whole Course Page|
|GCSE Maths||GCSE Maths Whole Course Page|
|AH Maths of Mechanics||AH Mechanics Whole Course Page|
|AH Statistics||AH Statistics Whole Course Page|
Hey, Just wanted to say thank you so much for this amazing resource! Last year I was expecting to scrape a B in my N5 exam if I was lucky, and after discovering this website and working through it over the past year, my teacher said she’ll be surprised if I don’t get an A1!!! So once again, thank you so much!!!
Olivia – 29th April 2019
Just had a look at the worked solutions for the 2018 N5 Math Past Paper – Calculator was absolutely fine, but some tricky questions in non-calculator part, particularly 19b. We found the non-calculator paper much harder than five previous past papers. Anyway hopefully she has achieved an ‘A’ Pass and we will definitely be using your excellent site for Higher Maths next term.
Graham – May 2018
I just wanted to let you guys know that you are doing a great job at compiling all these excellent resources, it has been a great help to me and probably many many others. It has allowed me to get a reassuring prelim mark and has given me confidence for the final exam (tomorrow). Thanks for all the help and keep up the good work.
Umar – May 2018
Hello, I decided to write to you to thank you for this website, it has helped me incredibly and the amount of content you have is amazing. I was very happy to discover the many practice papers you have as I had began to run out of papers to do once completed all the SQA past papers. The checklists for the three different units is very helpful and I will definitely be taking these to school with me on the day of my exam to look over! Thank you again for being so helpful to us, it is greatly appreciated and I will be placing any success I have during the National 5 exam on this website due to the endless resources and help you have available. Thank you 🙂 Emily, Nat 5 Maths student.
Emily – April 2018
Just wanted to say what a fantastic website you have here. So well laid out, easy to follow and as a parent trying to help their child with studying, this has been the best £9.99 ever spent. I will be continuing with this for Higher Maths and also for my younger child to ensure they are keeping up with the course. The worked solutions are so clear and easy to follow and I just cannot thank you enough. Wish there was something similar for the science subjects.
Claire – April 2018
It is a great help to us this site, my daughter scored 86% in her prelim after doing the last 5 years past papers
Mr Adams – March 2018
“The simplified methods in the study guides are easy to follow. I feel that I have progressed enormously with my Maths and I would encourage all pupils who are struggling to go onto this website as soon as possible.”
Marc, Secondary School Maths Student
“My daughter was studying for National 5 Maths last year and I purchased a single license for her to use – I found the material on the site absolutely brilliant. All the pupils and teachers in our school now benefit through the purchase of a whole school subscription.”
Mrs R, Teacher of Mathematics (Aug 2017) – Dundee (Whole School Subscriber)
“I am studying GCSE Maths at College as I am hoping to go to University to study Accountancy. This website is just amazing!! I regularly refer to the Theory Guides to help me understand topics I am struggling with. The worked solutions in the Online Study Pack are also fantastic as it teaches me the correct way to lay out my working and, at the same time, check my answers.”
Hollie, Mature Maths Student
“Just want to say what a fantastic resource this is.
An absolute godsend for my Nat 4 and Nat 5 classes.
Mr Wilson, Teacher of Mathematics, Edinburgh (Sep 2016)
“Everything about my Maths course is here on this fantastic website. I use the study guides all the time to help my classroom learning as everything is explained so clearly – I have no excuses so it is all down to me now!”
Ben, Secondary School Maths Student
“My Dad and I have worked together through several topics and three Practice Past Papers. When I get stuck, the detailed worked solutions explain everything so clearly and even give alternative ways to find the correct answer – Thank you so much for producing this fantastic resource.”
Darcey, Secondary School Maths Student
“The website is great!! It is very easy to navigate through and it has helped me understand many of the topics I was previously struggling with.”
Dean, Secondary School Maths student
“The website is really good as it breaks the whole course down into easy to understand sections. I need to get A-Level Maths next year as I want to go to university and study engineering. I am really glad to have found this website to help me on my way.”
Salim, Secondary School Maths Student
“I am studying Maths at College since it a requirement for me to train to become a primary school teacher. I am delighted to have found this website and make my life long dream of becoming a teacher a reality!”
Sharon, Mature Maths Student
“Hi, I am in my second year at Abertay University studying Forensics. Two years ago, while studying N5 Maths, my Maths teacher helped me realise my dreams by providing me with all the superb material which is now available on this website. With the right intention to study, everything is here for you to pass National 5 Maths”
Ross, former National 5 Maths student
“This material is quite the best that I’ve discovered. It helps students to focus on one subject at a time, gaining confidence as they work through the revision guides and self check booklets.”
Mr D, Mathematics Teacher
“I’d highly recommend this maths website to all parents wishing the best for their son or daughter. The clarity in which the topics have been explained through the study guides are simply first class.”
Mr W, Mathematics Teacher
“Rebecca’s recent National 5 maths prelim really dented her confidence. The website study guides have broken down all the exam style question into separate topics allowing us to address her weaknesses – we are so glad we found this site.”
Mr and Mrs Wilson, Glasgow
“The structured study guides are so easy to follow and the past paper worked solutions are brilliant for helping me to understand questions which I previously was unsure about. I now feel so much more confident with Maths now.”
Secondary School Maths student
“Although I am only in 3rd year we are working at National 5 level maths and have a Unit Assessment in the next few weeks. I really want to study Computer Games Development at University which requires me to pass Maths so I am studying hard now. The website is helping me so much.”
Oliver, Secondary School Maths Student