Y6 Maths

Using Scale Factors Lesson

This Year 6 Using Scale Factors lesson covers the prior learning of calculating area and perimeter, before moving onto the main skill of using 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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Worksheet

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

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Area and Perimeter Game includes five questions designed to check pupils' understanding of identifying and calculating the area and perimeter of shapes.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of calculating area and perimeter, before moving onto the main skill of using scale factors. 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 Using Scale Factors Video Tutorial, Ivan demonstrates how to enlarge different shapes using scale factors. He gives examples of different scale factors and shapes, using multiplication facts to calculate answers. There are questions for pupils to answer throughout the video.

3 Activities

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

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Full Step

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

4 Extension

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Extension

Extension

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

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Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 6 Using Scale Factors Maths Challenge checks pupils' ability to use scale factors to enlarge shapes.