# KS 2 Maths

Think maths involves just adding, subtracting and times tables? Think again. Here’s a rundown of all the things your child will be learning in Years 3 to 6.

During KS2 children become much more confident with maths: they are adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, as well as doing mental calculations and solving problems using time, measure or money.

By the end of Year 6 the children should have a secure grasp of their times tables up to 12.

##### What will they learn?
• Order, partition and round numbers to three decimal places
• Negative numbers
• Factors and multiples
• Prime numbers less than 100
• Square numbers
• Cube numbers (taught in Year 6 from September 2015)
• All the times tables up to 12×12
• Add, subtract, divide and multiply numbers of up to four digits
• Know equivalents between decimals, fractions and percentages
• Ratio and proportion
• Basic algebra (taught in Year 6 from September 2015)
• Problems involving decimals, fractions and percentages
• Use of brackets, including BODMAS
• Measure and draw acute, obtuse, reflex and right angles
• Calculate the sum of angles around a point, on a straight line and (only in Year 6 from 2015) in a triangle and quadrilateral
• Calculate perimeter and area
• Visualise and describe 2D and 3D shapes
• Symmetry
• Rotation, reflection and translation of shapes (rotation will no longer be taught under the new curriculum from September 2015)
• Measure length, mass and capacity
• Convert units of measurement
• Tell the time from a 12- or 24-hour clock and calculate time intervals
• Draw and interpret line graphs, bar charts, pie charts and pictograms
• Calculate the mean, median and mode average, plus the range (from September 2015, only the mean will be taught, in Year 6)
• Understand probability (until September 2015)