Maths Investigations: Year 6 -  White Rose Maths

This resource contains the first set in a series of 4 sets of resources designed to consolidate some of the work undertaken in the White Rose Maths Scheme small steps Year 6 programme. This resource is intended for use in week 8 of the Summer Term. It will pupils to use the knowledge and skills they have gained by using them in investigations involving problem-solving and reasoning.

The resource focuses on the following areas of the Year 6 Maths National Curriculum Objectives:

  • Use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations.
  • Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
  • Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all elements of place value.
  • Calculate and interpret the mean as an average.
  • Solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation to three decimal places.
  • Calculate and interpret the mean as an average.
  • Enumerate all possibilities of combinations of two variables


  • Coronation Square - pupils investigate the number of people living in a number of houses.
  • Chessboard Squares - pupils investigate and calculate the number of squares on a chessboard.
  • Oscar’s Book - pupils investigate the number of pages in a book.
  • Cinema Outing - pupils investigate whether four friends are able to get together for a trip to the cinema.
  • The Long Jump Competition - pupils investigate the length of pupils’ long jumps on Sports Day.
  • Ice Creams All Round - pupils investigate the combinations of scoops of ice cream on a cone out of 3 or more choices.

To see all the sets of Year 6 Maths Investigations click on the link below.

Maths Investigations Bundle - Year 6 - Summer Term

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Created: May 13, 2018

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