Year 6 Block C – Handling data and measures
The focuses of mathematics learning within this block are:
 Language of probability
 Finding outcomes from data
 Constructing frequency tables, bar charts for grouped discrete data and line graphs
 Interpreting pie charts
 Finding the mode, range, median and mean
 Collecting, processing presenting and interpreting data to solve problems
 Describing and interpreting results and solutions
 Identifying further questions
 Estimating and measuring to required degree of accuracy
 Metric units, conversions
 Comparing readings from scales
The objectives for the block are listed in the table – the right hand column indicates how the objectives might be addressed in the units
Objectives 
Unit 1 
Unit 2 
Unit 3 
Suggest, plan and develop lines of enquiry; collect, organise and represent information, interpret results and review methods; identify and answer related questions 



Solve problems by collecting, selecting, processing, presenting and interpreting data, using ICT where appropriate; draw conclusions and identify further questions to ask (end of year objective) 



Construct and interpret frequency tables, bar charts with grouped discrete data, and line graphs; interpret pie charts 



Describe and interpret results and solutions to problems using the mode, range, median and mean 



Describe and predict outcomes from data using the language of chance or likelihood 



Select and use standard metric units of measure and convert between units using decimals to two places (e.g. change 2.75 litres to 2750 ml, or vice versa) (end of year objective) 



Read and interpret scales on a range of measuring instruments, recognising that the measurement made is approximate and recording results to a required degree of accuracy; compare readings on different scales, for example when using different instruments 



Use a calculator to solve problems involving multistep calculations 


