Y6 Maths

Calculating Ratio Lesson

This Year 5 Calculating Ratio lesson covers the prior learning of introducing ratio language and the ratio symbol, before moving onto the main skill of calculating ratio.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for the step here and here. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objective
Mathematics Year 6: (6R1) Solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts
Mathematics Year 6: (6R3) Solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found
Mathematics Year 6: (6R4) Solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples

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1 Prior Learning

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This Year 5 Calculating Ratio lesson covers the prior learning of introducing ratio language and the ratio symbol, before moving onto the main skill of calculating ratio.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Introducing the Ratio Symbol Game checks pupils’ understanding of using the colon notation to represent ratio.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Using Ratio Language Game checks pupils' understanding of using ratio language to compare two or more quantities.

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of introducing ratio language and the ratio symbol, before moving onto the main skill of calculating ratio. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

In this Calculating Ratio Video Tutorial, Ivan demonstrates how to calculate the ratio of given amounts and how to simplify the ratios. He gives examples of different ratios, and asks pupils questions throughout.

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Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of calculating ratio.

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack.

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This Year 6 Calculating Ratio Game checks pupils' understanding of calculating the ratio of two or more groups using multiplication and division facts.

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Extension

This calculating ratio extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the calculating ratio lesson.

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This Year 6 Calculating Ratio Maths Challenge checks pupils’ understanding of and ability to calculate ratio.