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Year 6 Order of Operations

By Year 6 children should be familiar with the idea of having rules to decide in what order mathematical operations are carried out.In its simplest form this can be described as BODMAS First do the operations that are in brackets. Then do any divisions. Thirdly do any multiplicationsLastly, do any additions and subtractions(A similar acronym […]

Year 6 Multiply and Divide Fractions

Multiplying fractions is in many ways the easiest of the operations when dealing with fractions. Put simply, there are three steps: multiply the top numbers (the numerators) multiply the bottom numbers (the denominators) simplify the fraction if necessaryWhilst this is quite easy, the reason why it works is more complex. Children are used to the […]

Year 6 Measurement Problems

A really tricky set of worksheets on measurement problems suitable for Year 6 has just been published. Questions such as,“A packet of pasta contains 1.6 kg of pasta.Tom needs 20 kg of pasta for his penne party.How many packets of pasta will Tom need?”This involves some careful thought because 1.6 does not divide exactly into […]

Year 6 Subtraction

Two new sets of subtraction worksheets for Year 6 are well worth looking at: • More completing subtraction sentencesCompleting tricky subtraction statements involving large numbers, but without resorting to written methods. Questions such as 400,000 – 30,000 = • Subtracting large numbers: word problemsWorking with numbers in the millions and using the formal written method […]

Year 6 Dividing mentally

Whilst the written methods of long and short division take up a considerable amount of time in Year 6 it is important not to neglect other aspects of mental division. Understanding place value is central to our ability to calculate mentally and this still needs to be reinforced in Year 6. When dividing by 10 […]

Year 6 Working with Large Numbers

Year 6 Working with Large Numbers Much of the emphasis in Year 6 is on using much larger numbers, including tens of millions. Our latest sets of worksheets look at the value of digits in large numbers, finding millions more than or less than large numbers, adding multiples of ten thousand and one hundred thousand […]

Year 6 Multiplication Activities

New multiplication activities are now available for multiplication in Year 6, covering:• multiplying 6-digit multiples of 100• doubling multiples of 10,000 by a single digit• doubling decimals (2 decimal places)• multiplying decimal fractions by a single digitAll involving fast accurate mental arithmetic skills, these will be quite a challenge.Go to Maths Games Year 6 Multiplication

Algebra in Year 6

Children will probably come across algebra and formulae for the first time in Year 6. The National Curriculum states that:Pupils should be taught to:• use simple formulae• generate and describe linear number sequences• express missing number problems algebraically• find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with 2 unknowns• enumerate possibilities of combinations of 2 […]

Year 6 Number Activities

We have just updated our Year 6 Number games to include three new resources on working with numbers in the millions and rounding to the nearest million. Great for unlimited practice to help with becoming confident working with large numbers. Go to Year 6 Number

Year 6 Division

In Year 6 children should get plenty of practice with written methods of division. There are two methods, long division and short division, and children should be familiar with both. In many ways long division is the easier of the two as each step is carefully laid down whilst short division is a contracted form […]