Year 6 maths - New Curriculum, (part 2)

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.


Strand Ref Know how to e.g.
Ratio and proportion 6R1

Solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities, where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts

  6R2

Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [eg: of measures such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison

  6R3

Solve problem involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found

  6R4

Solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples

ALGEBRA 6A1

Express missing number problems algebraically

  6A2

Use simple formulae

  6A3

Generate and describe linear number sequences

  6A4

Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns

  6A5

Enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables

Strand Ref Know how to e.g.
MEASUREMENT 6M5

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

  6M6 Convert between miles and kilometres
  6M7a

Recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa

  6M7b

Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles

  6M7c

Recognise when it is possible to use the formulae for the area of shapes

  6M8a

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]

  6M8b

Recognise when it is possible to use the formulae for the volume of shapes

  6M9

Solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to three decimal places where appropriate

GEOMETRY:Properties of shapes 6G2a

Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes

  6G2b

Describe simple 3-D shapes

  6G3a

Draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles

  6G3b

Recognise and build simple 3-D shapes,including making nets

  6G4a

Find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals and regular polygons

  6G4b

Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles

  6G5

Illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius

GEOMETRY position and direction 6P2

Draw and translate simple shapes on the co-ordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes

  6P3

Describe positions on the full co-ordinate grid (all four quadrants)

STATISTICS 6S1

Interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems

  6S3

Calculate and interpret the mean as an average


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