White Rose Maths Hub scheme of work
Calculating with decimals
- Year group: Year 6
- Term: Spring
- Topic: Decimals
- Duration: 2 weeks
- Keystage: KS2
- Age Range: 10 to 11 yrs
- Unit can be taught out of sequence: N
- Week Range: 1 - 2
In this chapter, pupils extend calculation work to include numbers with up to three decimal places.
Pupils develop confidence in working with numbers with up to three decimal places. They represent them with objects and diagrams, identifying the value of each digit. Using their understanding of decimal place value, they solve problems requiring answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy.
Building on work from the previous chapter, pupils now multiply numbers with up to three decimal places by 10, 100 or 1,000 and multiply one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers. Additionally, they divide numbers by 10, 100 or 1,000 to find answers with up to three decimal places. They use written division methods to find answers with up to two decimal places.
Later, pupils also recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages in a variety of contexts, using representations to facilitate understanding.
They use their knowledge of decimals across the curriculum in a wide variety of mathematical and real-life contexts.