Y6 Maths

Calculating Scale Factors Lesson

This Year 6 Calculating Scale Factors lesson covers the prior learning of using scale factors, before moving onto the main skill of calculating scale factors to enlarge shapes.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. 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: (6R3) Solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found

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1 Prior Learning

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This Year 6 Calculating Scale Factors lesson covers the prior learning of using scale factors, before moving onto the main skill of calculating scale factors to enlarge shapes.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Using Scale Factors Game checks pupils' understanding of enlarging shapes using a scale factor.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of using scale factors, before moving onto the main skill of calculating scale factors to enlarge shapes. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

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.

3 Activities

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Worksheet

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

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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 and homework/extension worksheet.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Calculating Scale Factors activity includes three questions designed to check pupils' understanding of calculating scale factors.

4 Extension

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Extension

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

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Challenge Activity

This Year 6 Problems with Scale Factors Maths Challenge aims to develop pupils' ability to calculate a scale factor by which a shape has been enlarged.

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Challenge Activity

This Year 6 Calculating Scale Factors Maths Challenge checks pupils' ability to find and calculate the scale factor between similar shapes.