Y6 Maths

Ratio and Proportion Problems Lesson

This Year 6 Ratio and Proportion Problems lesson covers the prior learning of calculating ratio and scale factors, before moving onto the main skill of solving ratio and proportion problems.

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: (6R2) Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures, and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison
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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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 ratio and proportion. 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

In this Ratio and Proportion Problems Video Tutorial, Ivan demonstrates how to use ratio and proportion to solve problems in a wide range of contexts. There are questions for pupils to answer throughout the video.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This Year 6 Ratio and Proportion Problems lesson covers the prior learning of calculating ratio and scale factors, before moving onto the main skill of solving ratio and proportion problems.

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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, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

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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Interactive Activity

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

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

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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 Ratio and Proportion Problems Game includes five questions designed to check pupils' understanding of ratio and proportion.

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Extension

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

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Challenge Activity

This Year 6 Ratio and Proportion Problems Challenge checks pupils' ability to apply their knowledge of ratio and proportion to more complex problems.