Year 6: Mental Arithmetic Tests

This is a collection of mental maths papers/tests for Year 6. The spreadsheet includes four sheets differentiated four ways (LA, MA, HA and Challenge) and includes answer sheets. What makes these different to other published mental maths material, is that each sheet can be randomised by simply pushing F9 on your keyboard, so there are almost an unlimited combination of questions for each paper. This means they can be used as often as you like with very little repetition. Use them daily, weekly, termly or as you wish. Use them for early bird, homework or to regularly assess the children's mental computation. Also included on the sheet is a record sheet if you wish to track pupil progress - simply fill in the names and record the results in the grid (scores will be colour coded for easy analysis). The previews represent just a fraction of the sheets that can be produced!

Objectives covered:

Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000 and determine the value of each digit
Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across 0
Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
Compare and order fractions, including fractions >1
Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions
Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy
Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form
Divide proper fractions by whole numbers
Identify the value of each digit in numbers given to 3 decimal places and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000 giving answers up to 3 decimal places
Multiply one-digit numbers with up to 2 decimal places by whole numbers
Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts
Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison
Use simple formulae
Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with 2 unknowns
Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles
Calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cubic centimetres (cm³) and cubic metres (m³)
Find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons
Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles

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Created: May 31, 2017

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