# Year 6 maths

You’ve made it – or almost made it – to the top of the primary school mountain! You’ve come a long way in your maths journey. Now’s the time where you put your maths skills to the test and develop a few new tricks to get you ready for your next adventure: Key Stage 3.

DoodleMaths has the Year 6 maths concepts, games, guides, and practice problems you need so you can take that next step in stride!

## Select a skill

In Year 6 maths, students move beyond basic mathematic concepts and into a more complex understanding of maths and its real-world applications. Sometimes, this transition can be a little tough, but DoodleMaths is here to help. Select a maths skill you wish to practise and master those big kid questions in no time.

Decimals

Practise multiplying and dividing decimals.

Fractions

Dive into multiplying and dividing fractions!

Conversions

Master unit conversions in measurement.

Long Division

Master multi-digit division problems.

Long Multiplication

Master multi-digit multiplication problems.

Volume

Learn how to find an object’s volume.

Decimals

Practise multiplying and dividing decimals.

Fractions

Dive into multiplying and dividing fractions!

Long division

Master multi-digit division problems.

Conversion

Master unit conversions in measurement.

Long Multiplication

Master multi-digit multiplication problems.

Volume

Learn how to find an object’s volume.

## Year 6 maths support

Whether you have a Year 6 maths student for the first time or it’s your third time around the block, our goal is to take the guesswork out of primary maths. Browse our Year 6 maths guides designed to make learning maths a breeze.

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## All about Year 6 maths

Welcome to the end of the Key Stage 2 maths curriculum and primary school! This year is all about developing independence and being able to use maths skills to work on a range of different problems.

### What's taught in Year 6 maths?

Maths for Year 6 students covers nine key areas, which is an additional two areas from Year 5 maths.

There’s a lot to cover in this final year of primary school, so let’s take a closer look at what learners should know in each area by the end of the year.

#### Number

Throughout the curriculum, the area of number is further broken down into four categories; place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and fractions

In Year 6, as they work with decimal and whole numbers up to 10,000,000 students will develop their skills in the four operations. In addition to this they’ll spend time learning how to:

#### Ratio and proportion

Year 6 is the first time students are formally introduced to the concept of ratio and proportion. They will be expected to:

• Understand proportional relationships between two quantities
• Calculate percentages of amounts (e.g. 20% of 50)

#### Algebra

Like ratio and proportion, algebra is presented in Year 6 maths for the first time. They will be introduced to letters that are used to represent unknown variables to solve equations. By the end of Year 6 maths, they should know how to:

• Generate and describe linear number sequences
• Work with unknown variables to solve missing number problems and equations

#### Measurement

Year 6 students have been working with measurements since Key Stage 1. By the end of KS2, maths students will be able to:

• Convert miles to kilometres
• Use the appropriate formulae to calculate the area and volume of shapes
• Calculate the area of more complex shapes like triangles and parallelograms
• Calculate and compare cubed measurements (e.g. km3, m3, cm3, mm3)

#### Geometry

Geometry will only become more complex in KS3. By the end of Year 6 maths, students will know how to:

• Draw 2D shapes to specific dimensions and angles
• Calculate missing angles in various shapes
• Understand what is meant by the radius, diameter and circumference of a circle
• Find and plot co-ordinates on a grid to draw shapes

#### Statistics

Last but not least, statistics. In Year 6 maths, you child will:

• Read information from pie charts
• Calculate the mean (or average) of a set of numbers

### Are there Year 6 maths assessments?

Year 6 learners will need to complete an SAT assessment at the end of Key Stage 2 in May. This test is a statutory requirement and the results will be used to monitor pupil attainment and compare school performance.

### How can I help my child with maths Year 6?

The DoodleLearning maths app has thousands of interactive maths games that are a fantastic way to help your learner with Year 6 maths.

To identify the areas where your child needs some practice, try out these 35 maths questions for Year 6!

## FAQs about Year 6 maths

By the end of Year 6, students should be comfortable with most aspects of maths. They should be able to use the four operations with a range of different whole numbers, decimal numbers, and fractions.

They should also be working independently to problem-solve across the rest of the maths curriculum, using their number knowledge to help them.

With it being the last year of primary school, there are a lot of targets that students should be aiming to meet by the end of the year.

For a full overview of everything your child needs to know, take a look at our full Year 6 curriculum overview!

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