
6Sixth Class Standards
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Number

6.NS.1.1
Place value
• read, write and order whole numbers and decimals
• identify place value in whole numbers and decimals
• round decimals 

6.NS.1.2
Operations
• estimate sums, differences, products and quotients of decimals
• add and subtract whole numbers and decimals (to three decimal places) without and with a calculator
• multiply a decimal by a decimal, without and with a calculator
• divide a fourdigit number by a twodigit number, without and with a calculator
• divide a decimal number by a decimal, without and with a calculator 

6.NS.1.3
Fractions
• compare and order fractions and identify equivalent forms of fractions
• express improper fractions as mixed numbers and vice versa and position them on the number line
• add and subtract simple fractions and simple mixed numbers
• multiply a fraction by a fraction
• express tenths, hundredths and thousandths in both fractional and decimal form
• divide a whole number by a unit fraction
• understand and use simple ratios 

6.NS.1.4
Decimals and percentages
• use percentages and relate them to fractions and decimals
• compare and order percentages of numbers
• solve problems relating to profit and loss, discount, VAT, interest, increases, decreases. 

6.NS.1.5
Number theory
• identify simple prime and composite numbers
• identify and explore square numbers
• explore and identify simple square roots
• identify common factors and multiples
• write whole numbers in exponential form 

6.NS.1.1

Data

6.D.1.1
Representing and interpreting data
• collect, organise and represent data using pie charts and trend graphs
• read and interpret trend graphs and pie charts
• compile and use simple data sets
• explore and calculate averages of simple data sets
• use data sets to solve problems. 

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6.1135

6.1145

6.1155


6.D.1.2
Chance
• identify and list all possible outcomes of simple random processes
• estimate the likelihood of occurrence of events; order on a scale from 0 to 100%, 0 to 1
• construct and use frequency charts and tables 

6.D.1.1

Algebra

6.OA.1.1
Directed numbers
• identify positive and negative numbers on the number line
• add simple positive and negative numbers on the number line 

6.OA.1.2
Rules and properties
• know simple properties and rules about brackets and priority of operation
• identify relationships and record symbolic rules for number patterns
• explore the concept of a variable in the context of simple patterns, tables and simple formulae and substitute values for variables 

6.625


6.OA.1.3
Variables
• explore the concept of a variable in the context of simple patterns, tables and simple formulae and substitute values for variables 

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6.945

6.955

6.9720


6.OA.1.4
Equations
• translate word problems with a variable into number sentences
• solve onestep number sentences and equations 

6.895

6.905

6.9110

6.925

6.9720


6.OA.1.1

Shape and Space

6.SS.1.1
2D shapes
• make informal deductions about 2D shapes and their properties
• use angle and line properties to classify and describe triangles and quadrilaterals
• construct triangles from given sides or angles
• identify the properties of the circle
• construct a circle of given radius or diameter
• tessellate combinations of 2D shapes
• classify 2D shapes according to their lines of symmetry
• plot simple coordinates and apply where appropriate
• use 2D shapes and properties to solve problems. 

6.SS.1.2
3D shapes
• identify and examine 3D shapes and explore relationships, including octahedron (faces, edges and vertices)
• draw the nets of simple 3D shapes and construct the shapes. 

6.1015


6.SS.1.3
Lines and angles
• recognise, classify and describe angles and relate angles to shape
• recognise angles in terms of a rotation
• estimate, measure and construct angles in degrees
• explore the sum of the angles in a quadrilateral

6.SS.1.1

Measures

6.M.1.1
Length
• select and use appropriate instruments of measurement
• rename measures of length
• estimate and measure the perimeter of regular and irregular shapes
• use and interpret scales on maps and plans 

6.M.1.2
Area
• recognise that the length of the perimeter of a rectangular shape does not determine the area of the shape
• calculate the area of regular and irregular 2D shapes
• measure the surface area of specified 3D shapes
• calculate area using acres and hectares
• identify the relationship between square metres and square centimetres
• find the area of a room from a scale plan 

6.12715

6.1285

6.12915

6.1195


6.M.1.3
Weight
• select and use appropriate instruments of measurement
• rename measures of weight 
6.M.1.4
Capacity
• select and use appropriate instruments of measurement
• rename measures of capacity
• find the volume of a cuboid experimentally 
6.M.1.5
Time
• explore international time zones
• explore the relationship between time, distance and average speed 

6.M.1.6
Money (use up to introduction of the euro)
• explore value for money
• convert foreign currencies to Irish pounds and vice versa 

6.M.1.7
Money  euro
• explore value for money
• convert other currencies to euro and vice versa 

6.7015

6.7120

6.725


6.M.1.1