Year 6 Maths – Your child needs to know:

Number and place value

• Reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to 10,000,000
• Calculating intervals across zero

Calculating

• Multiplying four-digit numbers by two-digit numbers using long multiplication
• Dividing four-digit numbers by two-digit numbers using long division
• Identifying common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
• Solving multi-step problems involving all four operations

Fractions, decimals and percentages

• Simplifying fractions
• Comparing and ordering fractions
• Adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators
• Multiplying pairs of proper fractions, giving the answer in its simplest form
• Dividing proper fractions by whole numbers
• Multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000
• Multiplying one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers
• Using written division methods in cases where the answer has up to two decimal places

Ratio and proportion

• Finding percentages of amounts
• Solving problems involving shapes and scale factors

Algebra

• Using simple formulae
• Generating and describing linear number sequences
• Express missing number problems algebraically
• Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns

Measurement

• Converting between units of measurement, using decimal notation up to three decimal places
• Working out the perimeter and area of shapes (including parallelograms and triangles)
• Working out the volume of cubes and cuboids

Geometry

• Drawing a 2D shape using given dimensions and angles
• Finding unknown angles in any triangle, quadrilateral and regular polygon
• Illustrating and naming parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference
• Recognising angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line or are vertically opposite
• Plotting coordinates on all four quadrants
• Drawing and translating simple shapes on the coordinate plane and reflecting them in the axes

Statistics

• Interpreting and constructing pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems
• Calculating and interpreting the mean as an average