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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 […]

Year 6 Subtraction

Now for some quite tricky mental subtraction for Year 6 children. Working with 6 and 7 figure numbers to subtract is no easy task and the skills learnt in earlier years will be needed – for example counting on. One of the key aspects of this is to realise that a quick starting point for […]

Year 6 Algebra

Function machines are an excellent way to help children with the early stages of algebra. The number that is put into the machine is called the input and the number that comes out is called the output. The function machine will always carry out the same operations in the same order. For example, the machine […]

Year 6: Revise common multiples

Children in Year 6 will probably need some revision of multiples, especially common multiples and finding the lowest (least) common multiple (LCM). We get a multiple of a number when we multiply it by another whole number (not zero).Multiples of 3 are 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 and so on.Children should recognise the […]

Year 6 Decimals

In Year 6 children will be working with numbers up to 3 decimal places and multiplying and dividing decimals by 10 and 100. We have plenty of excellent work on this and have just published a set of pages using place value charts to help with numbers with 3 decimal places. Place value charts are […]

Year 6 Subtraction On-screen activities

Year 6 Subtraction On-screen Activities On-screen activities are superb for practising mental arithmetic skills and we have just published three new activities for Year 6:Mental skills form the basis for all methods of written subtraction, but more than this, even when working with large numbers it can be more efficient to use a mental method […]

Year 6: On-screen Addition Activities

Year 6: On-screen Addition ActivitiesOver the next few months we will be adding a considerable number of new on-screen activities for Years 5 and 6. These activities are superb as they each provide unlimited practice for one particular key skill; children can play the activities again and again until they master the skill, achieving full […]