Year 6 maths - New Curriculum (part 1)

These are the types of maths questions that children aged 9 to 10 in year 6, should be able to answer. Click on the resources to see sample questions.

Full example questions part 1(pdf)


Strand Ref Know how to e.g.
Number 6N2

Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000

  6N3

Determine the value of each digit in numbers up to 10,000,000

  6N4

Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy

  6N5

Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero

  6N6

Solve number problems and practical problems that involve 6N2-6N5

CALCULATIONS
(+, –, ÷, ×)
6C3

Use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy

  6C4

Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why

  6C5

Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers

  6C6

Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers

  6C7a

Multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication

  6C7b

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

  6C7c

Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two digit number using the formal written method of short division where appropriate, interpreting remainders according to the context

  6C8

Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

  6C9

Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations

Strand Ref Know how to e.g.
FRACTIONS 6F2

Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination

  6F3

Compare and order fractions, including fractions >1

  6F4

Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions

  6F5a

Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form [eg: ¼ × ½= ⅛]

  6F5b

Divide proper fractions by whole numbers [eg: ⅓ ÷ 2 = ⅙]

  6F6

Associate a fraction with division to calculate decimal fraction equivalents (eg: 0.375) for a simple fraction [eg: ⅜ ]

  6F9a

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

  6F9b

Multiply one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers

  6F9c

Use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to two-decimal places

  6F10

Solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy