# What should a Year 6 child know in maths?

## What should a Year 6 child know in maths?

Topics in the Year 6 Maths programme of study

- Number and place value.
- Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
- Fractions including decimals and percentages.
- Ratio & proportion.
- Algebra.
- Measurement.
- Geometry (properties of shapes)
- Geometry (position and direction)

**What is the first step math?**

First Steps Mathematics is a series of teacher resource books that is organised around sets of mathematics outcomes for Number, Measurement, Space, and Chance and Data. The series will help teachers to diagnose, plan, implement and judge the effectiveness of the learning experiences they provide for students.

**What common misconception does the up and over 100 diagnostic task inform you about?**

Common misconceptions include: equally spacing the 10 and the 100, placing 100 in the middle, placing 100 at about one quarter of the line’s length (closer to the one), and placing the 100 up near the 1000. Method: 1.

### What should a Year 6 be learning?

Year 6 children will learn about square, prime and negative numbers. They will be multiplying and dividing with numbers up to four digits, using formal, efficient methods. They will be doing more complicated work with fractions, decimals and percentages.

**Do you learn algebra in Year 6?**

In Year 6, your child will start learning about algebra. They will use simple formulae, will describe number sequences using letters as symbols, and will find unknowns in an equation. The key words for this section are formula, sequence, and variable.

**What are the steps in maths?**

The steps that we use to solve any mathematical expression are:

- Simplify all of the parentheses.
- Simplify all exponents.
- Simplify all multiplication and division from left to right.
- Simplify all addition and subtraction from left to right.

## What are key mathematical ideas?

The overarching key ideas for all mathematical concepts are: estimation, benchmarks, visualisation, equality and equivalence, language and strategies.

**What should YEAR 6 be learning?**

**How can I help my child with maths ks2?**

How can I support maths learning at home?

- A trip to the supermarket – get children to estimate travel distance, speed and time, or get them to budget the shop, or work out percentages of items on offer.
- Cooking or baking – ask children to measure ingredients and adjust amounts for different serving sizes.
- Telling the time.

### What is HTO pattern?

H-T-O provides the basis for the pattern of threes that is the basis of large whole numbers and decimal numbers. In whole and decimal numbers there is the following pattern of threes (H-T-O) that enables numbers to go on to billions, trillions and so on, or back to thousandths, millionths and so on.

**Why is place value so hard?**

Place-value is difficult to teach and learn as it is often masked by successful performance on superficial tasks such as counting by ones on a 0-99 or 1-100 Number Chart. The structure of the base ten number system is essentially multiplicative, as it involves counts of different sized groups that are powers of 10.