Key Stage 2 Maths Resources | Year 6 Maths Curriculum

KS2 – Year 6 Maths Curriculum

This KS2 Maths curriculum on this page is relevant to those children in year 6. It is good practise to work through the KS2 Maths syllabus in preparation for the KS2 Maths SATS tests. The Maths resources on this page are the types of maths questions that children aged 9 to 10 in year 6, should be able to answer.

NUMBER
Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000
Determine the value of each digit in numbers up to 10,000,000
Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy
Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero
Solve number problems and practical problems that involve 6N2-6N5
CALCULATIONS (+, –, ÷, ×)
Use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy
Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why
Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
Multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication
Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding, as appropriate for the context
Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations
FRACTIONS
Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
Compare and order fractions, including fractions >1
Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions
Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form `{`eg: ¼ × ½= ⅛`}`
Divide proper fractions by whole numbers `{`eg: ⅓ ÷ 2 = ⅙`}`
Associate a fraction with division to calculate decimal fraction equivalents (eg: 0.375) for a simple fraction `{`eg: ⅜ `}`
Identify the value of each digit to three decimal places and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 giving answers up to three decimal places
Multiply one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers
Use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to two-decimal places
Solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy
RATIO AND PROPORTION
Solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities, where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts
Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages `{`eg: of measures such as 15% of 360`}` and the use of percentages for comparison
Solve problem involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found
Solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples
ALGEBRA
Express missing number problems algebraically
Use simple formulae
Generate and describe linear number sequences
Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns
Enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables
MEASUREMENT
Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation of up to three decimal places
Convert between miles and kilometres
Recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa
Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles
Recognise when it is possible to use the formulae for the area of shapes
Calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including centimetre cubed (cm³) and cubic metres (m³), and extending to other units `{`eg: mm³ and km³`}`
Recognise when it is possible to use the formulae for the volume of shapes
Solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to three decimal places where appropriate
GEOMETRY shape properties
Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes
Describe simple 3-D shapes
Draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles
Recognise and build simple 3-D shapes,including making nets
Find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals and regular polygons
Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles
Illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius
GEOMETRY position and direction
Draw and translate simple shapes on the co-ordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes
Describe positions on the full co-ordinate grid (all four quadrants)
STATISTICS
Interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems
Calculate and interpret the mean as an average