Year 6 Curriculum
Identify and describe properties of prime, composite, square and triangular numbers.
Select and apply efficient mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies to solve problems involving all four operations with whole numbers.
Investigate everyday situations that use integers. Locate and represent these numbers on a number line.
Compare fractions with related denominators and locate and represent them on a number line.
Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same or related denominators.
Find a simple fraction of a quantity where the result is a whole number, with and without digital technologies.
Add and subtract decimals, with and without digital technologies, and use estimation and rounding to check the reasonableness of answers.
Multiply decimals by whole numbers and perform divisions by non¬zero whole numbers where the results are terminating decimals, with and without digital technologies.
Multiply and divide decimals by powers of 10.
Investigate and calculate percentage discounts of 10%, 25% and 50% on sale items, with and without digital technologies.
Continue and create sequences involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Describe the rule used to create the sequence.
Explore the use of brackets and order of operations to write number sentences.
Connect decimal representations to the metric system.
Convert between common metric units of length, mass and capacity.
Solve problems involving the comparison of lengths and areas using appropriate units.
Connect volume and capacity and their units of measurement.
Connect volume and capacity and their units of measurement. Interpret and use timetables.
Construct simple prisms and pyramids.
Investigate combinations of translations, reflections and rotations, with and without the use of digital technologies.
Introduce the Cartesian coordinate system using all four quadrants.
Investigate, with and without digital technologies, angles on a straight line, angles at a point and vertically opposite angles. Use results to find unknown angles.
Describe probabilities using fractions, decimals and percentages.
Conduct chance experiments with both small and large numbers of trials using appropriate digital technologies.
Compare observed frequencies across experiments with expected frequencies.
Interpret and compare a range of data displays, including side¬ by ¬side column graphs for two categorical variables.
Interpret secondary data presented in digital media and elsewhere.
Number and Algebra
Students recognise the properties of prime, composite, square and triangular numbers and determine sets of these numbers. They solve problems that involve all four operations with whole numbers and describe the use of integers in everyday contexts. Students locate fractions and integers on a number line and connect fractions, decimals and percentages as different representations of the same number. They solve problems involving the addition and subtraction of related fractions. Students calculate a simple fraction of a quantity and calculate common percentage discounts on sale items, with and without the use of digital technology. They make connections between the powers of 10 and the multiplication and division of decimals. Students add, subtract and multiply decimals and divide decimals where the result is rational. Students write number sentences using brackets and order of operations, and specify rules used to generate sequences involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals. They use ordered pairs of integers to represent coordinates of points and locate a point in any one of the four quadrants on the Cartesian plane.
Measurement and Geometry
Students relate decimals to the metric system and choose appropriate units of measurement to perform a calculation. They solve problems involving length and area, and make connections between capacity and volume. Students interpret a variety of everyday timetables. They solve problems using the properties of angles and investigate simple combinations of transformations in the plane, with and without the use of digital technology. Students construct simple prisms and pyramids.
Statistics and Probability
Students interpret and compare a variety of data displays, including displays for two categorical variables. They analyses and evaluate data from secondary sources. Students compare observed and expected frequencies of events, including those where outcomes of trials are generated with the use of digital technology. They specify, list and communicate probabilities of events using simple ratios, fractions, decimals and percentages.
*Extracted from http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/support/Pages/ausvels.aspx referencing the Victorian Essential Learning Standards within the Australian Curriculum.