Year 6: Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

New Maths Curriculum (2014): Year 6 objectives.

Pupils should practise addition, subtraction, multiplication and division for larger numbers, using the efficient written methods of columnar addition and subtraction, short and long multiplication, and short and long division.

They should undertake mental calculations with increasingly large numbers and more complex calculations.

Pupils should continue to use all the multiplication tables to calculate mathematical statements in order to maintain their fluency.

 
Multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the efficient written method of long multiplication
Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the efficient written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding, as appropriate for the context
Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations
Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why
Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy.