Year 6 Maths Help & Practice

Get better maths marks with our complete Year 6 maths help, whether it's for National curriculum in England (Key stage 2), National curriculum in Wales (Key stage 2), or reviewing for Year 6 maths SAT (National Curriculum Maths test). We've got you all covered!

Keeping with your class or textbook, our thorough help for year 6 maths help includes topics such as Adding and Subtracting Fractions, Surface area and Volume, Integers, Coordinates, Symmetry, Circles, and more. Learn the concepts with our video tutorials that show you step-by-step solutions to even the hardest year 6 maths questions. Then, strengthen your understanding with tons of year 6 maths practice.

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  1. 1Understanding Numbers
    1. 1.1Place Value
    2. 1.2Comparing and ordering numbers
    3. 1.3Rounding Numbers
  2. 2Number Theory
    1. 2.1Divisibility Rules
    2. 2.2Prime Factors
    3. 2.3Determining Common Factors
    4. 2.4Determining Common Multiples
    5. 2.5Introduction to Exponents
  3. 3Adding and Subtracting Integers
    1. 3.1Introduction to integer addition
    2. 3.2Adding integers
    3. 3.3Introduction to integer subtraction
    4. 3.4Subtracting integers
    5. 3.5Applications of integer operations
  4. 4Multiplying and Dividing Integers
    1. 4.1Understanding integer multiplication
    2. 4.2Multiplying integers
    3. 4.3Understanding integer division
    4. 4.4Dividing integers
    5. 4.5Applications of integer operations
  5. 5Operations with Decimals
    1. 5.1Adding and subtracting decimal numbers
    2. 5.2Multiplying decimal numbers
    3. 5.3Dividing decimal numbers
    4. 5.4Order of operations (BIDMAS)
  6. 6Adding and Subtracting Fractions
    1. 6.1Using model to add and subtract fractions
    2. 6.2Adding fractions with like denominators
    3. 6.3Subtracting fractions with like denominators
    4. 6.4Adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators
    5. 6.5Adding and subtracting mixed numbers
  7. 7Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
    1. 7.1Multiplying fractions and whole numbers
    2. 7.2Dividing fractions with whole numbers
    3. 7.3Multiplying proper fractions
    4. 7.4Multiplying improper fractions and mixed numbers
    5. 7.5Dividing fractions and mixed numbers
    6. 7.6Applications of fraction operations
  8. 8Rates and Ratios
    1. 8.1Rates
    2. 8.2Rates with fractions
    3. 8.3Ratios
    4. 8.4Applications of ratios
  9. 9Percents
    1. 9.1Representing percents
    2. 9.2Percent of a number
    3. 9.3Converting among fractions, decimals, and percents
    4. 9.4Applications of percents
  10. 10Patterns
    1. 10.1Patterns
    2. 10.2Graphing patterns
  11. 11Introduction to Variables and Expressions
    1. 11.1Evaluating algebraic expressions
  12. 12Data and Graphs
    1. 12.1Reading and drawing bar graphs
    2. 12.2Reading and drawing histograms
    3. 12.3Reading and drawing line graphs
    4. 12.4Box-and-whisker plots and scatter plots
    5. 12.5Stem-and-leaf plots
    6. 12.6Pie charts
  13. 13Statistics
    1. 13.1Median and Mode
    2. 13.2Mean
    3. 13.3Range and outliners
    4. 13.4Application of Averages
  14. 14Introduction to Probability
    1. 14.1Introduction to probability
    2. 14.2Organizing outcomes
    3. 14.3Probability of independent events
    4. 14.4Comparing theoretical and experimental probabilities
  15. 15Measuring Systems
    1. 15.1Metric systems
    2. 15.2Imperial systems
    3. 15.3Conversions between metric and imperial systems
    4. 15.4Conversions involve squares and cubic
  16. 16Coordinates, Quadrants, and Transformations
    1. 16.1Cartesian Plane
    2. 16.2Draw on coordinate planes
    3. 16.3Introduction to transformations
    4. 16.4Horizontal and vertical distances
  17. 17Angles, Lines, and Transversals
    1. 17.1Pairs of lines and angles
    2. 17.2Parallel lines and transversals
    3. 17.3Parallel line proofs
    4. 17.4Perpendicular line proofs
  18. 18Properties of triangles
    1. 18.1Classifying triangles
    2. 18.2Isosceles and equilateral triangles
  19. 19Circles
    1. 19.1Circles and circumference
    2. 19.2Angles in a circle
    3. 19.3Arcs of a circle
    4. 19.4Areas and sectors of circles
  20. 20Symmetry and Surface Area
    1. 20.1Line symmetry
    2. 20.2Rotational symmetry and transformations
    3. 20.3Surface area of 3-dimensional shapes
  21. 21Introduction to 3-dimensional figures
    1. 21.1Surface area of 3-dimensional shapes
    2. 21.2Nets of 3-dimensional shapes
    3. 21.3Surface area of prisms
    4. 21.4Surface area of cylinders
  22. 22Volume
    1. 22.1Introduction to volume
    2. 22.2Volume of prisms
    3. 22.3Volume of cylinders
    4. 22.4Word problems relating volume of prisms and cylinders

What is Key Stage 2 Maths?

Key stage 2 maths is the term given for the 4 years you spend learning maths in primary school. It covers the maths taught in years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Typically, students who study key stage 2 (KS2) maths are between the ages of 7 and 11.

Towards the end of KS2, year 6 students will sit national curriculum maths tests known as SATs (Standard Assessment Test). Unlike the tests throughout the year, these will be marked externally and the results are published in cthe Department for Education performance tables.

The structure of KS2 maths will be the same across all schools in the UK, as they all follow the same national curriculum. The aim of KS2 maths is to develop your understanding of the basics within arithmetic and reasoning, preparing you for future study at secondary school.

In Year 6, your KS2 maths classes will cover the following:

  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions
  • Long multiplication
  • Place value
  • Rotational symmetry
  • Multiplying and dividing decimals
  • Common factors
  • Surface area and volume of prisms
  • And more

If that sounds like a lot, don't worry! StudyPug covers each of these topics and we've broken them down into easy to follow video lessons that provide simple explanations to even the trickiest year 6 maths questions.

Our experienced tutors have crafted the year 6 content to meet your KS2 maths curriculum. The videos cover all of the same topics you'd expect to cover in class, and we also make sure that our videos cover the content found in modern maths textbooks like Mathematics Year 6 by Galore Park and Abacus Year 6 Textbook 3.

Many of our students prefer the video format over traditional textbook revision. They find it more engaging and user friendly with tutors that are able to break difficult maths problems into plain english.

How Many Maths Tests Within Year 6 SATs?

In your KS2 SATs, you will sit a total of 3 maths papers. The 1st paper will be a 30 minute arithmetic paper. Papers 2 and 3 will both be focused on reasoning, and you'll have 40 minutes per paper.

The questions in Paper 1 will be made up of fixed response questions. This means that you'll need to work out the answers to various calculations, such as division and long multiplications.

The second and third paper will be slightly different. These papers will involve different forms of questioning in which you may be asked true or false questions as well as multiple choice questions. You will still have questions that require you to answer calculations and you can expect questions that will ask you to draw specific shapes or to complete a chart/table.

You should also expect to face questions that require you to explain how you would approach a problem and find the solution. This tests your reasoning and assesses your mathematical understanding beyond memorization.

How Can I Pass Year 6 Maths?

The best way to secure a pass in year 6 maths is to pay attention in class. As we'll explore below, the end of year tests will assess your learning, so if you don't listen in class, you won't learn, and you may end up failing. Additionally, listen to your teacher and try your best to avoid distractions like smartphones and your friends.

If you're having trouble in class or find that you don't understand something, ask your teacher for help. There's absolutely nothing wrong with taking ownership of your learning, so don't be embarrassed! There's a good chance that your classmates are just as confused as you are. Don't wait for them to ask the question though. Asking for help will greatly benefit your learning and in turn will help you in your exams too.

To successfully pass your year 6 SATs, you'll have to be able to confidently show the examiners that you possess strong mathematical reasoning abilities. This means that you can evaluate problems and are able to find the most effective way to solve them.

They're essentially testing you to see what you've learnt whilst at school. Beyond the right answers, examiners want to see your working out and will be more interested in how you arrived at the answers. Your working out and showing your thought process will allow them to assess your understanding of the problem.

To improve your chances of passing, you should be taking notes in class and assessing where your strengths and weaknesses lie. Outside of the class notes, you can use online maths quizzes, and past KS2 SATs papers to test your knowledge.

When sitting these past papers, try your best to work within the time constraints of each paper. This will help you manage your time more effectively in your real exams. If you struggle with a question, move on and get to it later. You don't want to run out of time and miss questions you could have answered.

Is Year 6 Maths Hard?

You may find certain aspects of year 6 maths to be a bit challenging at times. This is to be expected though as you'll be introduced to new areas of maths. The skills and knowledge learned here will better prepare you for further study at secondary school. Many students across the UK find this transition a little difficult. Understandably, it seems like a daunting prospect, but if you have a firm grasp on the basics, you shouldn't find it too difficult.

If you do come out of class feeling confused, or perhaps you've missed a lesson or two, jump online and watch our online maths revision videos. We have a video for every topic within KS2 maths, and our step-by-step examples explain everything in plain English, which makes learning maths less stressful and more enjoyable.

To help get you started on your year 6 maths quest, we have provided a selection of free lessons that cover ratios, fractions, angles, and more. You can find our free lessons within the topics section of this page.

  • My textbook is Mathematics Year 6 by Galore Park. Is your year 6 maths help right for me?

    Yes! We cover all the topics you'll find in your textbook. For those who use other year 6 maths textbooks like Abacus Year 6 Textbook 3 – don't worry, we have maths help on everything in your textbook too.

  • How do I get my child ready for the KS 2 maths SAT with StudyPug?

    First of all, you can try to identify the topics with which your child needs help. Access your child with the year 6 maths questions available on our site would be a good start. Once you know where your child should put more effort on, you may ask your child to watch our video lessons on those topics, and then access them again. Your child should be ready for the KS2 SAT or any maths quizzes in no time!

  • What class should I take after year 6 maths?

    After mastering Grade 6 math, your follow up course should be Year 7 Maths.

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