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# Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework

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Introduction

Welcome to the Cambridge Primary Mathematics curriculum framework. This framework provides a comprehensive set of progressive learning objectives for mathematics. The objectives detail what the Iearner should know or what they should be able to do in each year of primary education. The learning objectives provide a structure for teaching and learning and a reference against which learners’ ability and understanding can be checked. The Cambridge Primary Mathematics curriculum is presented in five content areas: Number, Geometry, Measure, Handling data and Problem solving. The first four content areas are all underpinned by Problem solving, which describes using techniques and skills and the application of understanding and strategies in solving problems. Mental strategies are also a key part of the Number content. This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject. The Cambridge Primary Mathematics curriculum framework provides a solid foundation upon which the later stages of education can be built. The Cambridge Curriculum is founded on the values of the University of Cambridge and best practice in schools. The curriculum is dedicated to developing learners who are confident, responsible, innovative and engaged. Each curriculum framework for English, mathematics and science is designed to engage learners in an active and creative learning journey.

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Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011)

Stage 1

Number

Numbers and the number system • • • • • • • • • • • • Recite numbers in order (forwards from 1 to 100, backwards from 20 to 0). Read and write numerals from 0 to 20. Count objects up to 20, recognising conservation of number. Count on in tens from zero or a single-digit number to 100 or just over. Count on in twos, beginning to recognise odd/even numbers to 20 as ‘every other number’. Begin partitioning two-digit numbers into tens and ones and reverse. Within the range 0 to 30, say the number that is 1 or 10 more or less than any given number. Use more or less to compare two numbers, and give a number which lies between them. Order numbers to at least 20 positioning on a number track; use ordinal numbers. Use the = sign to represent equality. Give a sensible estimate of some objects that can be checked by counting, e.g. to 30. Find halves of small numbers and shapes by folding, and recognise which shapes are halved. Calculation Mental strategies • • • • • • • Know all number pairs to 10 and record the related addition/subtraction facts. Begin to know number pairs to 6, 7 , 8, 9 and 10. Add more than two small numbers, spotting pairs to 10, e.g. 4 + 3 + 6 = 10 + 3. Begin using pairs to 10 to bridge 10 when adding/subtracting, e.g. 8 + 3, add 2, then 1. Know doubles to at least double 5. Find near doubles using doubles already known, e.g. 5 + 6. Begin to recognise multiples of 2 and 10. Stage 1

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Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011)

Add a pair of numbers by putting the larger number first and counting on. Find halves of even numbers of objects up to 10. – and = signs to record calculations in number sentences. Recognise the use of a sign such as to represent an unknown. flat or curved faces. Multiplication and division • • • • Double any single-digit number. Use them to make patterns and models. cone and sphere) using features such as number of faces. rectangles and triangles) using features such as number of sides.g. • • Position and movement • Use everyday language of direction and distance to describe movement of objects. Understand that changing the order of addition does not change the total. cuboid. Share objects into two equal groups in a context. Recognise basic line symmetry. Try to share numbers to 10 to find which are even and which are odd. circles.g. Begin to add single. record related subtraction sentences. Find two more or less than a number to 20.and two-digit numbers. Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) . Begin to use the +. recording the jumps on a number line. Understand subtraction as counting back and ‘take away’. curved or straight. Use them to make patterns and models. Understand difference as ‘how many more to make?’ Add/subtract a single-digit number by counting on/back. 6 + = 10. cylinder.Stage 1 Stage 1 2 Number (continued) Calculation (continued) Addition and subtraction • • • • • • • • • • • Understand addition as counting on and combining two sets. e. Name and sort common 3D shapes (e. cube.g. record related addition sentences. Geometry Shapes and geometric reasoning • Name and sort common 2D shapes (e. squares. Relate counting on and back in tens to finding 10 more/less than a number (< 100).

mass and capacity • • • Compare lengths and weights by direct comparison.g. – using block graphs and pictograms with practical resources. lighter. Order the days of the week and other familiar events. Estimate and compare capacities by direct comparison. categorising and representing data • Answer a question by sorting and organising data or objects in a variety of ways. shorter. e. Use comparative language.g. minutes. Read the time to the hour (o’clock) and know key times of day to the nearest hour. discussing the results – in Venn or Carroll diagrams giving different criteria for grouping the same objects Length. hours. Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) 3 Stage 1 . Handling data Organising. Time • • • Begin to understand and use some units of time.Stage 1 Measure Money • Recognise all coins and work out how to pay an exact sum using smaller coins.g. months and years. e. discussing the results – in lists and tables with practical resources. days. then by using uniform non-standard units. longer. then by using uniform non-standard units. e. heavier. weeks.

and represent it with objects.g. 80. 70. Find many combinations. e. e. Check the answer to a subtraction by adding the answer to the smaller number in the question. this number is ten bigger than that number. e. and consider whether an answer is reasonable. 90. Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) . combinations of three pieces of different coloured clothing. Explore number problems and puzzles. explaining working out. Decide to add or subtract to solve a simple word problem (oral). Describe and continue patterns such as count on and back in tens. Identify simple relationships between numbers and shapes. Check the answer to an addition by adding the numbers in a different order.g.g. Make a sensible estimate of a calculation.Stage 1 Stage 1 4 Problem solving Using techniques and skills in solving mathematical problems • • • • • • • • • Choose appropriate strategies to carry out calculations.

20.g. odd/even. Say a number between any given neighbouring pairs of multiples of 10.g. multiples of 2. Recognise that 2 2 1 2 . 40 and 50. Calculation Mental strategies • • • • • Find and learn by heart all numbers pairs to 10 and pairs with a total of 20. Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) .g. e. 20. 5 and 10 and derive the related division facts. Stage 2 5 Understand even and odd numbers and recognise these up to at least 20. Recognise that we write one half quarters 3 4 . Count up to 100 objects. Begin to count on in small constant steps such as threes and fours. partition into tens and ones. beads on a bead bar.and two-digit numbers and back again. Find and learn doubles for all numbers up to 10 and also 15.g. fives and tens. Find 1 or 10 more/less than any two-digit number. Know what each digit represents in two-digit numbers. e. Round two-digit numbers to the nearest multiple of 10. and use grouping in twos. Count on in ones and tens from single. Find halves and quarters of shapes and small numbers of objects. Sort numbers. Learn and recognise multiples of 2. • • • • • • • Give a sensible estimate of up to 100 objects. 50 or 100. read and write numbers to at least 100 and back again. choosing from 10. 5 and 10. or 4 4 make a whole and and 2 4 Recognise which shapes are divided in halves or quarters and which are not. fives or tens to count larger groups of objects. Count in twos. 25 and 50. Partition all numbers to 20 into pairs and record the related addition and subtraction facts. e. compare two numbers using the > and < signs. Order numbers to 100. Place a two-digit number on a number line marked off in multiples of ten. e.Stage 2 Number Numbers and the number system • • • • • • • • • • • • Count. Find all pairs of multiples of 10 with a total of 100 and record the related addition and subtraction facts. one quarter 1 2 1 4 and three are equivalent. Recognise and use ordinal numbers up to at least the 10th number and beyond.

e. describe. Double two-digit numbers. e. draw lines of symmetry. but subtraction cannot. Add four or five small numbers together. 16 + 4 = 17 + 3. Add pairs of two-digit numbers.g. name.g. squares. Find doubles of multiples of 5 up to double 50 and corresponding halves. visualise and draw 2D shapes (e. Understand subtraction as both difference and take away. recognise 2D drawings of 3D shapes. 75 – 30. Use the = sign to represent equality.g. Sort.g. name. cuboids. Identify reflective symmetry in patterns and 2D shapes. fives or tens to solve practical problems involving repeated addition. Add and subtract a single digit to and from a two-digit number. • • • • • • • • • Geometry Shapes and geometric reasoning • Sort. Find examples of 2D and 3D shape and symmetry in the environment.g. e. Addition and subtraction • Relate counting on/back in tens to finding 10 more/less than any two-digit number and then to adding and subtracting other multiples of 10. rectangles. recognise common 2D shapes in different positions and orientations.Stage 2 Number (continued) Calculation (continued) Stage 2 6 • • • • • • Understand division as grouping and use the ÷ sign. Work out multiplication and division facts for the 3x and 4x tables. cylinders. cubes. cones. Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) . Understand that division can leave some left over. Understand that addition can be done in any order. Recognise the use of a symbol such as or ∆ to represent an unknown. Solve number sentences such as 27 + = 30. Find a small difference between pairs of two-digit numbers. regular and irregular pentagons and hexagons) referring to their properties. circles. Understand multiplication as describing an array. describe and make 3D shapes (e. • • • Multiplication and division • • Understand multiplication as repeated addition and use the × sign. Use counting in twos. spheres and pyramids) referring to their properties. ∆ + = 10.

measure and compare lengths. choosing and using suitable uniform non-standard and standard units and appropriate measuring instruments.Stage 2 Geometry (continued) Position and movement • • • Follow and give instructions involving position. weeks. Read the time to the half hour on digital and analogue clocks. hours. weights and capacities. Handling data Organising. begin to sort numbers and objects using two criteria. Know and order the days of the week and the months of the year. Recognise that a right angle is a quarter turn. Measure Money • • • Recognise all coins and notes. explain choices using appropriate language. months and years). minutes. weights and capacities using the standard units: centimetre. kilogram. categorising and representing data • Answer a question by collecting and recording data in lists and tables. Use Carroll and Venn diagrams to sort numbers or objects using one criterion. Know the relationships between consecutive units of time. Measure activities using seconds and minutes. Time • • • • • Know the units of time (seconds. Use money notation. • Length. days. work out change. direction and movement. including ‘not’. Recognise whole. metre. Find totals and the coins and notes required to pay a given amount. half and quarter turns. mass and capacity • Estimate. and litre. both clockwise and anti-clockwise. • Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) 7 Stage 2 . Compare lengths. and representing it as block graphs and pictograms to show results. 100 g.

threes. Describe and continue patterns which count on in twos. Make sense of simple word problems (single and easy two-step). sides.. Check the answer to an addition by adding the numbers in a different order or by using a different strategy. Make a sensible estimate for the answer to a calculation. e. 35 + 19 by adding 20 to 35 and subtracting 1. with objects or drawings or on a number line. including in the context of money. represent them. decide what operations (addition or subtraction. Make up a number story to go with a calculation. these shapes all have .. e.g. simple multiplication or division) are needed to solve them and. Explore number problems and puzzles. this number is double . with help...Stage 2 Problem solving Using techniques and skills in solving mathematical problems Stage 2 8 • • • • Choose appropriate mental strategies to carry out calculations and explain how they worked out the answer. and by adding 30 + 10 and 5 + 9.. Check a subtraction by adding the answer to the smaller number in the original subtraction. • • • • • • • Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) . Identify simple relationships between numbers and shapes.g. Consider whether an answer is reasonable. Explain methods and reasoning orally. fours or fives to 30 or more.

Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) 9 Stage 3 . 10. e. using notation such as 13 1 2 . quarters and tenths of shapes and numbers (whole number answers).g. and that 1 2 comes half way between 1 and 2. 3 4 is three quarters and 3 is two thirds.Stage 3 Number Numbers and the number system • • • • • • • • • • • • Recite numbers 100 to 200 and beyond. Read and write numbers to at least 1000. thirds. tens and hundreds from two.and three-digit numbers. and find a number in between. 4 8 and 5 10 using diagrams. e. Multiply two-digit numbers by 10 and understand the effect.and three-digit numbers. 2 4 . e.g. Count on and back in steps of 2. 1 Recognise simple mixed fractions. Find half of odd and even numbers to 40. Begin to relate finding fractions to division. Count on and back in ones. 3. Order simple or mixed fractions on a number line. Compare three-digit numbers. use < and > signs. Recognise equivalence between 1 2 • • • . • • • • • Give a sensible estimate of a number as a range (e. Understand what each digit represents in three-digit numbers and partition into hundreds. tens and units. Order two. 4 and 5 to at least 50. 30 to 50) by grouping in tens. Round two-digit numbers to the nearest 10 and round three-digit numbers to the nearest 100. Place a three-digit number on a number line marked off in multiples of 10.g. Understand and use fraction notation recognising that fractions are 2 several parts of one whole.and threedigit numbers. 100 more/less than two. 1 1 2 and 2 4 . Place a three-digit number on a number line marked off in multiples of 100.g. using the 3 1 1 knowledge that 1 2 comes half way between 4 and 4 . Find 1. Find halves.

Multiplication and division • • • • • • • • Understand the relationship between halving and doubling. then 1. Add 100 and multiples of 100 to three-digit numbers. Work out quickly the doubles of multiples of 5 (< 100) and derive the related halves.g. Know addition and subtraction facts for all numbers to 20. Find complements to 100. Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) . Multiply teens numbers by 3 and 5. 6. Begin to know 4× table. e. 3×. Add and subtract pairs of two-digit numbers. Find 20. 9 and 10. 30. 3. Use the = sign to represent equality. Add/subtract single-digit numbers to/from three-digit numbers. 5 and 10. Addition and subtraction Add and subtract 10 and multiples of 10 to and from two.Stage 3 Number (continued) Calculation Mental strategies • • Stage 3 • • • • • • • • • 10 • • • • • • • Add several small numbers. 41 + 54. 33 ÷ 3. 300 more/less than three-digit numbers. Know the following addition and subtraction facts: – multiples of 100 with a total of 1000 – multiples of 5 with a total of 100 Know multiplication/division facts for 2×.g. 200. Understand that division can leave a remainder (initially as ‘some left over’). Understand and apply the idea that multiplication is commutative. Understand the effect of multiplying two-digit numbers by 10. e. Work out quickly the doubles of multiples of 50 to 500. … 90. and 10× tables. Multiply single-digit numbers and divide two-digit numbers by 2. solving number equations such as 78 + = 100.g. Add three-digit and two-digit numbers using notes to support. by adding 40 to 54. 5. e.and three-digit multiples of 2. Recognise two. 75 + 25 = 95 + 5. Begin to divide two-digit numbers just beyond 10× tables. Understand the relationship between multiplication and division and write connected facts. 100. 60 ÷ 5. Re-order an addition to help with the calculation. 5×.and three-digit numbers. 4. Work out quickly the doubles of numbers 1 to 20 and derive the related halves.

metres and centimetres. describe and make 3D shapes including pyramids and prisms. Classify 3D shapes according to the number and shape of faces. Know the relationship between kilometres and metres. Find and describe the position of a square on a grid of squares where the rows and columns are labelled. Use a ruler to draw and measure lines to the nearest centimetre. mass and capacity • • • • • Choose and use appropriate units and equipment to estimate. investigate which nets will make a cube. Read to the nearest division or half division. Position and movement • • • • Use the language of position. use scales that are numbered or partially numbered. Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) . octagons and semi-circles. Relate 2D shapes and 3D solids to drawings of them. Solve word problems involving measures. vertices and right angles. Identify. lines of symmetry and right angles in the environment. Draw and complete 2D shapes with reflective symmetry and draw reflections of shapes (mirror line along one side).Stage 3 Geometry Shapes and geometric reasoning • • • • • • • • Identify. Classify 2D shapes according to the number of sides. number of vertices and edges. Stage 3 11 Measure Money • • Consolidate using money notation. Use a set square to draw right angles. Compare angles with a right angle and recognise that a straight line is equivalent to two right angles. Identify 2D and 3D shapes. measure and record measurements. Length. Identify right angles in 2D shapes. hexagons. including clockwise and anti-clockwise. Use addition and subtraction facts with a total of 100 to find change. kilograms and grams. describe and draw regular and irregular 2D shapes including pentagons. litres and millilitres. direction and movement.

using rounding.g. weight. Check a division using multiplication. • • Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) . pictograms (symbol representing one or two units) and bar charts (intervals labelled in ones or twos). e.g. Read a calendar and calculate time intervals in weeks or days. Use Venn or Carroll diagrams to sort data and objects using two criteria. Check the results of adding two numbers using subtraction. hour. capacity and time and use these to make measurements as appropriate.g. • • • • • • • • • Problem solving Using techniques and skills in solving mathematical problems • • Choose appropriate mental strategies to carry out calculations. e. single (all four operations) and two-step (addition and subtraction). e.g. Read the time on analogue and digital clocks. • Stage 3 12 • • • Handling data Organising.Stage 3 Measure (continued) Time • Suggest and use suitable units to measure time and know the relationships between them (second. week. Recognise the relationships between different 2D shapes. e. Make a sensible estimate for the answer to a calculation. categorising and representing data • Answer a real-life question by collecting. Begin to understand everyday systems of measurement in length.g. organising and interpreting data. Estimate and approximate when calculating. Use tally charts. and begin to represent them. Make sense of and solve word problems. check 12 ÷ 4 = 3 by doing 4 × 3. minute. with drawings or on a number line. month. investigating the population of mini-beasts in different environments. Identify the differences and similarities between different 3D shapes. and several numbers by adding in a different order. Consider whether an answer is reasonable. frequency tables. Check multiplication by reversing the order. year). checking that 6 × 4 = 24 by doing 4 × 6. to the nearest 5 minutes on an analogue clock and to the nearest minute on a digital clock. e. day. Begin to calculate simple time intervals in hours and minutes. Check subtraction by adding the answer to the smaller number in the original calculation. and check working.

e. including in the context of money. Identify simple relationships between numbers.g.g. including initial thoughts about possible answers to a problem. Explain a choice of calculation strategy and show how the answer was worked out. when adding 10 to a number. e. e.g.Stage 3 Problem solving (continued) Using understanding and strategies in solving problems • • • • • • • • Make up a number story to go with a calculation. Use ordered lists and tables to help to solve problems systematically. Explore and solve number problems and puzzles. e. 5. logic problems. each number is three more than the number before it. Describe and continue patterns which count on or back in steps of 2. Investigate a simple general statement by finding examples which do or do not satisfy it. 10. these shapes all have the same number of lines of symmetry. Explain methods and reasoning orally. or 100. Identify simple relationships between shapes. 3.g. 4. the first digit remains the same. Stage 3 Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) 13 • .

Make general statements about the sums and differences of odd and even numbers. e. tenths and hundredths. and find a number in between each pair. tens.Stage 4 Number Numbers and the number system • • • • Read and write numbers up to 10 000. Relate finding fractions to division. 1000 more/less than numbers of up to four digits. or a length such as 125 cm to metres.and four-digit numbers to the nearest 10 or 100. Recognise and extend number sequences formed by counting in steps of constant size. e. e. Find multiples of 10. eighths and tenths of shapes and numbers. and 3 4 Understand the equivalence between one-place decimals and fractions in tenths. Understand that 1 2 is equivalent to 0. thirds. Estimate where three. 2 8 . quarters. hundreds and thousands from four-digit numbers.g. Round three.25 to cents.g. Order and compare two or more fractions with the same denominator (halves. temperature. 1 5 and • • • Use equivalence to help order fractions. round a sum of money to the nearest pound. fifths. convert a sum of money such as $13.g. 3407 + 20 = 3427 . tens and units. e. Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) .g. extending beyond zero when counting back. Count on and back in ones. Use decimal notation and place value for tenths and hundredths in context. Recognise mixed numbers. • • • • Recognise the equivalence between the decimal fraction and vulgar fraction forms of halves. 4 8 and 7 10 5 10 . 100. Recognise the equivalence between: 2 10 . thirds. Use negative numbers in context.or four-digit number and partition into thousands.and four-digit numbers lie on empty 0–1000 or 0–10 000 lines.g. Understand decimal notation for tenths and hundredths in context.g. Multiply and divide three-digit numbers by 10 (whole number answers) and understand the effect. hundreds. 1 2 Stage 4 14 . Understand what each digit represents in a three. e. Position accurately numbers up to 1000 on an empty number line or line marked off in multiples of 10 or 100. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Compare pairs of three-digit or four-digit numbers. length. eighths or tenths). Find halves. quarters.5 and also to 5 10 . Recognise multiples of 5. 1 4 and . begin to multiply numbers by 100 and perform related divisions. Recognise odd and even numbers. order amounts of money. using the > and < signs. 10 and 100 up to 1000. quarters. e. and order these on a number line. fifths. 5 3 4 .

Add any pair of two-digit numbers. 9× and 10× tables and derive division facts. 4×. Begin to understand simple ideas of ratio and proportion. Multiply multiples of 10 to 90 by a single-digit number. Know multiplication for 2×. 5 and 10.g. 367 – 198 or 278 + 49. doubles of multiples of 10 to 500. up to the tenth multiple. e. choosing an appropriate strategy. Find a difference between near multiples of 100.g. e.Stage 4 Number (continued) Calculation Mental strategies • • • • • • • • • • • • • Derive quickly pairs of two-digit numbers with a total of 100. 3×.g. 304 – 8. e.g. e.g.g. 5×.g. Subtract a small number crossing 100. Derive quickly doubles of all whole numbers to 50. Subtract a two-digit number from a three-digit number. 3. and corresponding halves. Derive quickly pairs of multiples of 50 with a total of 1000. 72 + = 100. Identify simple fractions with a total of 1. Divide two-digit numbers by single digit-numbers (answers no greater than 20). 1 4 • • • Use knowledge of commutativity to find the easier way to multiply. doubles of multiples of 100 to 5000. Understand the effect of multiplying and dividing three-digit numbers by 10. Addition and subtraction • • • Add pairs of three-digit numbers. 6×. so it is 5 × 25 cm long in real life. 304 – 296. Add three or four small numbers. finding pairs that equal 10 or 20. 4. Subtract any pair of two-digit numbers. e. Subtract pairs of three-digit numbers. e. choosing an appropriate strategy. Multiply a two-digit number by a single-digit number. 850 + = 1000.g. Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) . 40 + 70 + 50. Multiplication and division • • • • • • • Double any two-digit number. Recognise and begin to know multiples of 2. Understand that multiplication and division are the inverse function of each other. e. Decide whether to round up or down after division to give an answer to a problem. e. a picture is one fifth the size of the real dog. Stage 4 15 + = 1. Add three two-digit multiples of 10. Add and subtract near multiples of 10 or 100 to or from three-digit numbers. It is 25 cm long in the picture. Multiply any pair of single-digit numbers together.

cm. Choose units of time to measure time intervals. Understand that area is measured in square units.3 m. Identify and sketch lines of symmetry in 2D shapes and patterns. 1. ‘centi’ and ‘milli’. 1. e. Know and use the relationships between familiar units of length. Know that angles are measured in degrees and that one whole turn is 360° or four right angles. • • • • • • • Stage 4 16 Time • • • • Read and tell the time to nearest minute on 12-hour digital and analogue clocks.Stage 4 Geometry Shapes and geometric reasoning • Identify. use pinboards to create a range of polygons. measuring and recording length. use decimal notation to record measurements. pm and 12-hour digital clock notation. mm. mass and capacity • Choose and use standard metric units and their abbreviations (km.g. Classify polygons (including a range of quadrilaterals) using criteria such as the number of right angles. and measure and calculate their perimeters. Use am. Use spotty paper to record results. kg. l and ml ) when estimating. know the meaning of ‘kilo’. Position and movement • • • Describe and identify the position of a square on a grid of squares where rows and columns are numbered and/or lettered. Find examples of shapes and symmetry in the environment and in art. e. the heptagon and tetrahedron. draw and make a wider range of 2D and 3D shapes including a range of quadrilaterals. whether or not they are regular and their symmetrical properties. 0. Where appropriate. describe. mass and capacity. Area and perimeter • • • Draw rectangles. Visualise 3D objects from 2D nets and drawings and make nets of common solids. Read simple timetables and use a calendar. compare and order angles less than 180°. Devise the directions to give to follow a given path. Find the area of rectilinear shapes drawn on a square grid by counting squares. g.6 kg. Interpret intervals/divisions on partially numbered scales and record readings accurately. m.2 l. Measure Length. visualise. weight and capacity.g. cm2. Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) .

. these polygons are all regular because .. e. • • • • Check multiplication using a different technique. check 6 × 8 = 48 by doing 6 × 4 and doubling. logic problems.. e. Choose strategies to find answers to addition or subtraction problems. explain and show working. categorising and representing data • Answer a question by identifying what data to collect. including in the context of measures.g. Understand everyday systems of measurement in length. Estimate and approximate when calculating. Explain methods and reasoning orally and in writing. 7 . Use ordered lists and tables to help to solve problems systematically. Investigate a simple general statement by finding examples which do or do not satisfy it. • • Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) . Explore and solve number problems and puzzles. capacity and time and use these to solve simple problems as appropriate. multiply 4 by 12 to check 48 ÷ 4. make hypotheses and test them out. e. fives.Stage 4 Handling data Organising. Check the result of a division using multiplication. Describe and continue number sequences. Compare the impact of representations where scales have different intervals. 1. tens or twenties). Use Venn diagrams or Carroll diagrams to sort data and objects using two or three criteria. 5. Stage 4 17 Problem solving Using techniques and skills in solving mathematical problems • • Choose appropriate mental or written strategies to carry out calculations involving addition or subtraction. Identify simple relationships between shapes. frequency tables. diagrams. Explain reasons for a choice of strategy when multiplying or dividing. –2 . presenting and interpreting data in tables. Recognise the relationships between 2D shapes and identify the differences and similarities between 3D shapes.g.g. and check working. Check the results of adding numbers by adding them in a different order or by subtracting one number from the total. e. identifying the relationship between each number. weight.g. organising. 4. • • Using understanding and strategies in solving problems • • • • • • • • • Make up a number story for a calculation. 10 or 20 units) and bar charts (intervals labelled in twos.g. Check subtraction by adding the answer to the smaller number in the original calculation. pictograms (symbol representing 2. tally charts. e..

order mixed numbers and place between whole numbers on a number line. Round four-digit numbers to the nearest 10. 0. e. which has to be the prime aim. They need to recognise that the calculator is a tool of which they are in control and to understand how it can help them to develop their mathematics. Recognise and extend number sequences.Stage 5 • • • • • Order and compare negative and positive numbers on a number line and temperature scale.g. Make general statements about sums.g. tens and units.6 is more than 50% and less than 10 3 Change an improper fraction to a mixed number. 25. Know what each digit represents in five. Note that to use a calculator effectively requires a secure knowledge of number. Order numbers with one or two decimal places and compare using the > and < signs. 7 . differences and multiples of odd and even numbers. Use decimal notation for tenths and hundredths and understand what each digit represents. Understand percentage as the number of parts in every 100 and find simple percentages of quantities. Calculate a rise or fall in temperature. Round a number with one or two decimal places to the nearest whole number. e. Order and compare numbers up to a million using the > and < signs. 1 5 and 1 10 . • • • • • • • • • Relate finding fractions to division and use to find simple fractions of quantities. 1 4 and 1 8 . Recognise odd and even numbers and multiples of 5. Learners can be taught how to use a calculator effectively and to recognise how and when it is appropriate to do so. 1 3 and 1 6 . Express halves. 50 and 100 up to 1000. Recognise equivalence between: 1 2 It is important that learners become confident users of calculators. Number Numbers and the number system • • • Stage 5 18 • • • Count on and back in steps of constant size. Partition any number up to one million into thousands. extending beyond zero. 10. Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) . 100 or 1000. . Multiply and divide any number from 1 to 10 000 by 10 or 100 and understand the effect. Recognise equivalence between the decimal and fraction forms of halves. hundreds. 7 4 to 1 4 . tenths and hundredths as percentages.and six-digit numbers. by first deciding if mental and pencil-and-paper methods are quicker or more reliable. tenths and hundredths and use this to help order fractions.

Calculate differences between near multiples of 1000. hundreds. Derive quickly pairs of decimals with a total of 10. the beads are yellow. Find factors of two-digit numbers.g.4 and half of 8.2 – 2. Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) . e. Multiply multiples of 10 to 90.g. 5. e. by a single-digit number. Know and apply tests of divisibility by 2. Add or subtract near multiples of 10 or 100. e.g. 3. to adapt a recipe for 6 people to one for 3 or 12 people.g. Know squares of all numbers to 10 × 10. Stage 5 19 of • • • • • • Use ratio to solve problems. Multiply by 25 by multiplying by 100 and dividing by 4. and derive the corresponding halves.g. Know multiplication and division facts for the 2× to 10× tables. e. tens and ones to add or subtract. 7 . Calculation Mental strategies • • • • • • • • • Know by heart pairs of one-place decimals with a total of 1. using jottings where necessary.2.and/or four-digit numbers. e. 0. including amounts of money. Double any number up to 100 and halve even numbers to 200 and use this to double and halve numbers with one or two decimal places. e.6. 8 and 9 up to the 10th multiple. and with a total of 1. with the same number of decimal places. Addition and subtraction • • Find the total of more than three two. then double to multiply by 6.g.g. e.6. Recognise multiples of 6.Stage 5 Number (continued) Numbers and the number system (continued) • • Use fractions to describe and estimate a simple proportion. • Double multiples of 10 to 1000 and multiples of 100 to 10 000.or three-digit numbers using a written method. and multiples of 100 to 900. multiply by 3. Use factors to multiply.8 + 0. 1 5 • Use appropriate strategies to add or subtract pairs of two. 5026 – 4998. Multiply by 19 or 21 by multiplying by 20 and adjusting. double 3. or near multiples of 1. Count on or back in thousands. 4387 – 299. e. 10 and 100. Add or subtract any pair of three.g.and three-digit numbers and number with one decimal place. e. double 360 or double 3600.g.

Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) . e. Recognise perpendicular and parallel lines in 2D shapes. Calculate angles in a straight line. Create patterns with two lines of symmetry. Multiply two-digit numbers with one decimal place by single-digit numbers. different nets of an open or closed cube. Multiply or divide three-digit numbers by single-digit numbers. Understand and use angle measure in degrees. • • • Position and movement • • • Read and plot co-ordinates in the first quadrant. Divide three-digit numbers by single-digit numbers.g. 3. Understand translation as movement along a straight line. Decide whether to round an answer up or down after division. identify. including those with a remainder (answers no greater than 30).Stage 5 Number (continued) Calculation (continued) Multiplication and division • • • • • • Stage 5 20 Geometry Shapes and geometric reasoning • • • • • • Identify and describe properties of triangles and classify as isosceles. Multiply two-digit numbers by two-digit numbers. equilateral or scalene. Visualise 3D shapes from 2D drawings and nets. including where the line is oblique. e.g. describe and estimate the size of angles and classify them as acute.g. depending on the context. on a pegboard or squared paper. identify where polygons will be after a translation and give instructions for translating shapes. Begin to use brackets to order operations and understand the relationship between the four operations and how the laws of arithmetic apply to multiplication. Decide whether to group (using multiplication facts and multiples of the divisor) or to share (halving and quartering) to solve divisions. Recognise reflective and rotational symmetry in regular polygons.6 × 7 . e. Predict where a polygon will be after reflection where the mirror line is parallel to one of the sides. drawings and the environment. Start expressing remainders as a fraction of the divisor when dividing two-digit numbers by single-digit numbers. measure angles to the nearest 5°. right or obtuse.

mass and capacity to a suitable degree of accuracy. Understand area measured in square centimetres (cm2). choose. minutes. mass and capacity • • • • • • • Read. hours. Calculate time intervals in seconds. Order measurements in mixed units. minutes and hours using digital or analogue formats. Compare readings on different scales. Tell and compare the time using digital and analogue clocks using the 24-hour clock.6 kg to 2600 g. Interpret a reading that lies between two unnumbered divisions on a scale. Draw and measure lines to the nearest centimetre and millimetre. Convert larger to smaller metric units (decimals to one place). Use a calendar to calculate time intervals in days and weeks (using knowledge of days in calendar months). Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) 21 Stage 5 . Round measurements to the nearest whole unit.g. Calculate time intervals in months or years. Use the formula for the area of a rectangle to calculate the rectangle’s area. Area and perimeter • • • Measure and calculate the perimeter of regular and irregular polygons. Time • • • • • • Recognise and use the units for time (seconds. Read timetables using the 24-hour clock. days. months and years). use and record standard units to estimate and measure length. e.Stage 5 Measure Length. change 2.

comparing a line graph of temperature against time with a graph of class attendance for each day of the week. a face of a cube is a square. draw conclusions from their own and others’ data and identify further questions to ask. Consider the effect of changing the scale on the vertical axis. Find and interpret the mode of a set of data. Solve single and multi-step word problems (all four operations). represent them. categorising and representing data • Answer a set of related questions by collecting. using rounding. Use multiplication to check the result of a division. capacity. e.g. temperature and time and use these to perform simple calculations. Understand where intermediate points have and do not have meaning. Estimate and approximate when calculating.Stage 5 Handling data Organising. Consider whether an answer is reasonable in the context of a problem. Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) .6 ÷ 8. fives. • • • • • • • • • • Stage 5 22 Probability • Describe the occurrence of familiar events using the language of chance or likelihood. Problem solving Using techniques and skills in solving mathematical problems • Understand everyday systems of measurement in length. Check with a different order when adding several numbers or by using the inverse when adding or subtracting a pair of numbers. with diagrams or a number line.g.g. multiply 3. e. e.g.g. and check working. e. with the vertical axis labelled for example in twos. e. to show changes in temperature over time. Draw and interpret frequency tables. Construct simple line graphs. weight.7 × 8 to check 29. e. tens. Recognise the relationships between different 2D and 3D shapes. twenties or hundreds. selecting and organising relevant data.g. pictograms and bar line charts.

–30.. . –18.. identify the relationships between numbers. make hypotheses and test them out. . the sum of three consecutive whole numbers is always a multiple of three. e. logic problems. Deduce new information from existing information to solve problems. capacity. e. temperature and time and use these to perform simple calculations. Choose an appropriate strategy for a calculation and explain how they worked out the answer. Stage 5 Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) 23 • • • • • • • Identify simple relationships between shapes.g. e. Explain methods and justify reasoning orally and in writing. these triangles are all isosceles because . Solve a larger problem by breaking it down into sub-problems or represent it using diagrams.g. –27 . Investigate a simple general statement by finding examples which do or do not satisfy it. • • .. Describe and continue number sequences.g.Stage 5 Problem solving (continued) Using understanding and strategies in solving problems • Understand everyday systems of measurement in length. Explore and solve number problems and puzzles. weight.g.. Use ordered lists and tables to help to solve problems systematically. e..

50 and 100 up to 1000. and repeated steps of whole numbers (and through zero). Know what each digit represents in whole numbers up to a million. 1 3 s. 25.and two-place decimal numbers. They need to recognise that the calculator is a tool of which they are in control and to understand how it can help them to develop their mathematics. Make and justify estimates and approximations of large numbers. e. Recognise the historical origins of our number system and begin to understand how it developed. As in Stage 5. Make general statements about sums. 100 or 1000 and explain the effect. Multiply and divide any whole number from 1 to 10 000 by 10. by first deciding if mental and pencil-and-paper methods are quicker or more reliable. Use the >. 0. Note that to use a calculator effectively requires a secure knowledge of number. Number Numbers and the number system • • • • • • • • Count on and back in fractions and decimals. Recognise and extend number sequences. Order numbers with up to two decimal places (including different numbers of places). Learners can be taught how to use a calculator effectively and to recognise how and when it is appropriate to do so. Estimate where four-digit numbers lie on an empty 0–10 000 line. differences and multiples of odd and even numbers. e. which has to be the prime aim. it is important that learners become confident users of calculators.g. Know what each digit represents in one.g. for 4 and 5. and negative integers to an appropriate level. Recognise prime numbers up to 20 and find all prime numbers less than 100. < and = signs correctly. 100 or 1000.g. Compare fractions with the same denominator and related 7 denominators. 3 4 with 8 . e. Multiply and divide decimals by 10 or 100 (answers up to two decimal places for division). Round whole numbers to the nearest 10. Recognise and use decimals with up to three places in the context of measurement. Order and compare positive numbers to one million. Stage 6 24 Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) . Find factors of two-digit numbers.Stage 6 • • • • • • • • • • • • • Round a number with two decimal places to the nearest tenth or to the nearest whole number. Recognise odd and even numbers and multiples of 5. 10. Find some common multiples.1s.

Understand percentage as parts in every 100 and express 1 1 10 . Change an improper fraction to a mixed number.g. e. e. Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) 25 Stage 6 Calculation .78 and derive the corresponding halves. Find the difference between a positive and negative integer. 78.6. Multiply pairs of multiples of 10. 17 8 1 4 to 2 . e. Find simple percentages of shapes and whole numbers. 7 . e. or multiples of 10 and 100. 1 2 1 8 . 1 3 . Double quickly any two-digit number. 600 × 40. 2.g. Add/subtract a near multiple of 10. 25 and 100. s • • • Recognise and use the equivalence between decimal and fraction forms. . 5678 – 1996. e. 30 × 40. 3127 + 4998. Mental strategies • • Recall addition and subtraction facts for numbers to 20 and pairs of one-place decimals with a total of 1.g. e.and three-digit numbers with the same or different numbers of digits/decimal places.Stage 6 Number (continued) Numbers and the number system (continued) • • • • • • • • • Recognise equivalence between fractions. Use place value and number facts to add or subtract two-digit whole numbers and to add or subtract three-digit multiples of 10 and pairs of decimals. 100 or 1000. where this is number of fifths or tenths. between and 1 2 s. 0.9. including leaving a remainder. 1 2 . Add/subtract near multiples of one when adding numbers with one decimal place.g.g.g.g.g. 3 4 or a • • • Begin to convert a vulgar fraction to a decimal fraction using division. 4. 5. 0. 1 4 . 10.8 and 2. Reduce fractions to their simplest form. 0. e. 4. 5. Divide two-digit numbers by single-digit numbers. Order mixed numbers and place between whole numbers on a number line.g. 13. 0.2. e. e. 0.7. Derive quickly pairs of one-place decimals totalling 10.1. and between two negative integers in a context such as temperature or on a number line. Use place value and multiplication facts to multiply/divide mentally.g. e.8 ÷ 6.4 + 0. and adjust.6 + 2. e. or a near whole unit of money. Solve simple problems involving ratio and direct proportion.22.8. 1 100 • • s.g.6 + 2. 100 as percentages.5 – 2.23. 560 + 270. Addition and subtraction • • • Add two.g. 7 . and two-place decimals totalling 1. e.78 + 0. Add or subtract numbers with the same and different numbers of decimal places.8 × 7.78 + 0. 1 10 Know and apply tests of divisibility by 2. including amounts of money.

faces. three. Give an answer to division as a mixed number. e. e. • Position and movement • • Read and plot co-ordinates in all four quadrants. the 17× table from 10× + 7× tables.g. e. Divide three-digit numbers by single-digit numbers.g. calculate angles in a triangle or around a point. • • • Geometry Shapes and geometric reasoning • • • Classify different polygons and understand whether a 2D shape is a polygon or not. 5. 4. equal sides.g. and classify using parallel sides. edges and vertices. equal angles. 10 or 100). Estimate. Predict where a polygon will be after one reflection. Multiply near multiples of 10 by multiplying by the multiple of 10 and adjusting. for example. Check that the sum of the angles in a triangle is 180°. including those leaving a remainder and divide three-digit numbers by two-digit numbers (no remainder) including sums of money. Visualise and describe the properties of 3D shapes.g. Relate finding fractions to division and use them as operators to find fractions including several tenths and hundredths of quantities. e. Know and apply the arithmetic laws as they apply to multiplication (without necessarily using the terms commutative. e. Use number facts to generate new multiplication facts. rhombus and trapezium). Recognise and make 2D representations of 3D shapes including nets. after one translation or after a rotation through 90° about one of its vertices. associative or distributive). by measuring or paper folding.or four-digit numbers (including sums of money) by a single-digit number and two. Identify and describe properties of quadrilaterals (including the parallelogram. or multiples of 10 and 100. calculate 35 × 16 with 70 × 8. 600 × 40. Multiply by halving one number and doubling the other. recognise and draw acute and obtuse angles and use a protractor to measure to the nearest degree. where the sides of the shape are not parallel or perpendicular to the mirror line. • Stage 6 26 • • Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) . 30 × 40. Multiply two-. and a decimal (with divisors of 2.Stage 6 Number (continued) Calculation (continued) Multiplication and division • • • • • Multiply pairs of multiples of 10.or three-digit numbers by two-digit numbers.g.

frequency tables and bar charts with grouped discrete data. minutes. and approximate metric equivalents. months or years. recognising that 1. Explore how statistics are used in everyday life. Time • Recognise and understand the units for measuring time (seconds. Calculate perimeter and area of simple compound shapes that can be split into rectangles.Stage 6 Measure Length. decades and centuries). realise quarter to four is later than 3:40. km. convert one unit of time into another. scientific experiments. m.g. • • • Use a calendar to calculate time intervals in days. extracting and interpreting data in tables. e.g. months. Know imperial units still in common use. weeks. • • • Handling data Organising. Begin to find the median and mean of a set of data. Read and use timetables using the 24-hour clock. categorising and representing data • Solve a problem by representing. Compare times on digital and analogue clocks.g. e. Estimate the area of an irregular shape by counting squares.g. Calculate time intervals in days. line graphs for distance and time. Convert between units of measurement (kg and g. graphs. using decimals to three places. l and ml. mass and capacity • • Select and use standard units of measure. using a range of measuring instruments. Appreciate how the time is different in different time zones around the world. hours. Interpret readings on different scales.5 cm. Find the mode and range of a set of data from relevant situations.g. days.245 m is 1 m 24. years. Calculate time intervals using digital and analogue times. e. e. e. the mile. Tell the time using digital and analogue clocks using the 24-hour clock. weeks or months. Read and write to two or three decimal places. Area and perimeter • • • Measure and calculate the perimeter and area of rectilinear shapes. charts and diagrams. • • • • • • • Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) 27 Stage 6 . Draw and measure lines to the nearest centimetre and millimetre. a price ‘ready-reckoner’ for currency conversion. cm and mm).

check when subtracting by using the inverse. test and refine hypotheses. Recognise 2D and 3D shapes and their relationships. and check working. use rounding. Deduce new information from existing information and realise the effect that one piece of information has on another. then symbols and letters. e. Use ordered lists or tables to help solve problems systematically. a cuboid has a rectangular cross-section.g. subtraction. explain and justify methods. Using understanding and strategies in solving problems • • • Explain why they chose a particular method to perform a calculation and show working. Estimate and approximate when calculating. results or conclusions orally. e. • • • • • • • • • • Stage 6 28 Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Framework (for use from 2011) . single and multi-step (all four operations). reasoning. to assess likelihood and risk.g. Identify relationships between numbers and make generalised statements using words. multiplication or division.Stage 6 Handling data (continued) Probability • Use the language associated with probability to discuss events. Check addition with a different order when adding a long list of numbers. Solve simple word problems involving percentages. the sum of angles in a triangle is 180°.g. e. with diagrams or on a number line. and represent them. including those with equally likely outcomes. e. Problem solving Using techniques and skills in solving mathematical problems • Choose appropriate and efficient mental or written strategies to carry out a calculation involving addition.g.g. the second number is twice the first number plus 5 (n. 2n + 5). Use logical reasoning to explore and solve number problems and mathematical puzzles. Understand everyday systems of measurement in length. Solve simple word problems involving ratio and direct proportion. e. find discounted prices. temperature and time and use these to perform simple calculations. use brackets to show the series of calculations necessary. capacity. strategies. all the numbers are multiples of 3 minus 1 (3n – 1). weight. Make sense of and solve word problems. Make.

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