Year 6 Decimals worksheets
If you know that 28 x 16 = 448 you can quickly find the answers to lots of similar calculations. Draw a line from each calculation to the correct answer.
Can you find fractions and percentages of amounts and compare fractions, decimals and percentages? Then you’re ready to try solving these problems!
Can you put these decimals in order from smallest to largest?
Can you fill in the gaps to make each number sentence true?
You need to be able to calculate with negative numbers and decimals to do these tricky questions...
Add the adjacent decimals together and write their sum in the circle above them.
Use a blank hundred square to explain decimals to KS2 children, as well as showing the equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages.
Can you draw a line connecting the fish and cakes whose decimals and fractions match?
When multiplying a decimal over one (such as 2.4) by a one-digit number, the grid method can come in handy. By Y6 your child will know how to use the grid method and they will also already know how to multiply a decimal under one by a one-digit number. They just need to put these two skills together for this activity!
When you want to multiply a decimal by a one-digit or two-digit number, you can use the long multiplication method. It is very important to remember to line up your numbers correctly or your decimal point will end up in the wrong place! Practise these sums using this method.
To turn a fraction into a decimal, divide the numerator by the denominator. See if you can work out what the decimal equivalents to these fractions are. Do this in your head! Then try the next set; they are harder so you will need to use a calculator. Remember, you need to divide the numerator by the denominator. Give your answer rounded to two decimal places.
If the result of a division calculation is a whole number with a remainder you could show it as a decimal number instead. Use these method to solve these really tricky division questions.
Use your knowledge of times tables to work out these sums involving multiplying and dividing decimals.
Cut out the number cards and turn them all face down. Take turns picking a card up, reading the number and trying to find an equivalent percentage, decimal or fraction. If you find a match you keep the cards; the winner is the player with the most cards at the end of the game.
If you are multiplying a decimal by a one-digit number, it is a good idea to multiply the decimal by 10 first to make the calculation simpler. Don’t forget to divide the answer by 10, too! Use this method to help you work out these sums.
These tricky number sequence include decimals and negative numbers. Can you work out what the numbers in the blank lily pads should be?
When doubling and halving decimals it is sometimes easier to imagine them as two-digit numbers. See if you can double and halve the following decimals, using the knowledge you already have of doubling and halving other numbers.
Do you dread decimals? Don't! Our Decimals made simple learning pack aims to take you through every aspect of primary-school decimal learning, from using decimal notation in money and measurements to converting fractions to decimals and rounding decimals to the nearest whole number. As well as a year-by-year guide to what your child learns you'll be able to complete 35 worksheets with your child to help them put their decimals knowledge into practice. And why not end a study session with a quick decimal game? Use the number spinner provided to try your hand at making the biggest (or smallest) decimal number, or speed-racing some decimal multiplication or division.
Add an extra learning dimension to family game time – try one of our Cool Maths board games and help reinforce your child's knowledge of number bonds, percentages and fractions while you play. Compiled by deputy headteacher Matt Revill and packed with 20 games, this maths learning pack covers all the key skills your child will need to master as part of the primary numeracy curriculum.
Help your child understand decimal placement by rewriting these pence amounts as pounds.