Year 6 + -

These are components of addition and subtraction that are taught in Year 6. Below you will find resources that you may find useful in supporting your child. 

Addition and subtraction:

  • solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why
  • perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
  • use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations
  • solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy.
The following videos show the paper methods (found in the abstract column on the calculation policy) taught in Year 6.
Addition of decimals using the column method
Subtraction of decimals using the column method