On this page you will find links to activities that explore key maths ideas covered in years 5 and 6.

The first group cover your understanding of number.


Key Maths Idea
Interactive Activity
  • understand the size and order of small numbers (to thousandths) and large numbers (to millions)
Place Value
Rounding Numbers
Place value Mystery Numbers
  • show whole numbers (positive and negative and zero), common fractions and decimals
Real world numbers
Negative Numbers
Application of whole numbers
Signed Numbers
  • place whole numbers (positive and negative and zero), common fractions and decimals on a number line
DL Hopper Challenge: ultimate
  • create sets of number multiples to find the lowest common multiple of the numbers
Multiples in Pascal's Triangle
  • show numbers and their factors as rectangular arrays (for example, the factors of 12 can be found by making rectangles of dimensions 1 x 12, 2 x 6, and 3 x 4)
DL Arrays: explore factors
Multiplication Array
Dividing with Array
Introducing Patterns
Exploring Patterns
Multiplication Table
Multiplication Square
  • identify square, prime and composite numbers
Prime Number Generator
  • create factor sets (for example, using factor trees) and identify the highest common factor of two or more numbers
Finding Prime Factors
Factor Game
Venn Factors
Prime Factor Tree
Factor Tree
  • recognise and calculate simple powers of whole numbers (for example, 2 to the power of 4 = 16)

  • use decimals, ratios and percentages to find equivalent representations of common fractions (for example, 3/4 = 9/12 = 075 = 75% = 3 : 4 = 6)
Visual Fractions
Virtual Pattern Blocks
  • explain and use mental and written number sentences for the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of natural numbers (positive whole numbers)
DL Exploring order of operations
  • add, subtract, and multiply fractions and decimals (to two decimal places) and apply these operations in practical contexts, including the use of money
Adding Decimals
Adding Fractions
  • use estimates for computations and apply criteria to determine if estimates are reasonable or not

VELS Key Idea and Outcome
Interactive Activity
  • students apply a range of transformations to shapes and create tessellations using tools
Regular Polygon Tessellation Creator
Irregular Polygon Tessellation Creator
Magic Mathworks
Transformation Symmetry