Y6 Maths

Mental Calculations Lesson

This Year 6 Mental Calculations lesson covers the prior learning of estimating and approximating, before moving onto the main skill of performing mental calculations.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. 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: (6C6) Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of place value of 1s, 10s and 100s, before moving onto the main skill of mental calculations. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

Power Point from the old Resource Pack
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Modelling PowerPoint

Modelling PowerPoint

This powerpoint can be used to model the questions that the children will complete on the Varied Fluency and Reasoning & Problem Solving worksheets as part of this lesson.

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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.

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Video Tutorial

In this Mental Calculations Video Tutorial, Martin discusses different mental strategies that can be used to complete a range of calculations.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This Year 6 Mental Calculations lesson covers the prior learning of estimating and approximating, before moving onto the main skill of performing mental calculations.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Round to Estimate and Approximate Reasoning Practice develops pupils’ reasoning skills in the context of estimating and approximate by rounding.

2 Varied Fluency

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency questions for pupils to practise the main skill of this lesson.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Mental Calculations with Mixed Operations Activity includes five questions designed to check pupils’ ability to mentally perform calculations which involve large numbers and mixed operations.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Mental Calculations with Mixed Operations Game includes five true or false questions designed to check pupils’ ability to mentally perform calculations with large numbers and mixed operations.

2 Reasoning & Problem Solving

Reasoning and Problem Solving from the old Resource Pack
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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes reasoning and problem solving questions to support the teaching of this step.

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Mixed Practice

Mixed Practice

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

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Discussion Problem

Discussion Problem

This worksheet includes two discussion problems which can be used in pairs or small groups to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in this lesson.

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Interactive Challenge Activity

Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 6 Mental Calculations Maths Challenge aims to develop pupils’ ability to choose an appropriate mental method in order to complete different calculations.

2 Homework

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency and reasoning and problem solving questions to support the teaching of this step.

2 Additional Activities

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Consolidation Pack

Consolidation Pack

This resource is aimed at Year 6 Expected and has been designed to give children the opportunity to consolidate the skills they have learned in the Autumn Block 2 Four Operations Block.

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Learning Video Clip

Learning Video Clip

Buzz is visiting Planet Zigzog to conduct some important research. Help him to overcome the problems he faces using mental calculations!

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Home Learning Pack

Home Learning Pack

This Autumn week 6 Maths pack contains varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving worksheets.