Y6 Maths

Order of Operations Lesson

This Year 6 Order of Operations lesson covers the prior learning of multi-step problems, before moving onto the main skill of completing calculations where the order in which the operations are done affects the answer.

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: (6C9) Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of multi-step problems, before moving onto the main skill of order of operations. 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.

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Video Tutorial

Martin shows pupils how to complete calculations involving the four operations in this Order of Operations Video Tutorial.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of multi-step problems, before moving onto the main skill of completing calculations where the order in which the operations are done affects the answer.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Multi-Step Problems Flash Card Game is designed to check pupils' ability to solve problems that require more than one step and involve addition and subtraction.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Multi-step Problems Game checks pupils' understanding of applying their addition and subtraction skills to solving multi-step problems.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Order of Operations Flash Card Game is designed to check pupils' ability to solve calculations involving four operations, using knowledge of BODMAS.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Order of Operations Matching Game comprises 10 questions based on the Key Stage 2 arithmetic assessments.

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Extension

Extension

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

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Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 6 Order of Operations Maths Challenge develops pupils' understanding of calculation skills.