Grade 6

Content level is aligned to CAPS and Learning sequence is folllowed by Annual Teaching Plan

Hi Grade 6 Parents,

As your child prepares to transition from the Intermediate Phase to the Senior Phase next year, strengthening their math skills is crucial. Our Grade 6 self-learning program at GradeUp is designed to ensure they excel.

Program Highlights:

Tutorial Videos: Our program kicks off with detailed tutorial videos, including both conceptual overviews and step-by-step examples. These are designed to ensure learners grasp the “how-to” of each topic thoroughly.

Extensive Practice: With over 4,000 practice questions tailored for Grade 6, our program covers various question types to boost all necessary skills and deepen mathematical understanding.

Exam Preparation: Practice exams for Terms 2 and 4, incorporating both provincial past papers and our custom assessments. Help students familiarize with the format, build confidence, and reduce test anxiety.

Video Memos: Unlike traditional text-based solutions, our video memos provide clear, step-by-step explanations for each question. This innovative method supports better understanding and leads to remarkable learning outcomes.

Perfect for homeschoolers, students needing extra support, or busy families, our program sets your child up for success in Grade 6 and beyond.

Let’s build a strong mathematical foundation together!

Grade 6 Topics & Skills

Term 1

Whole Numbers

Counting, ordering, comparing, representing numbers (9-digit numbers) / place value (9-digit numbers) / Round off / Prime numbers to at least 100 / Solving problems

Addition and Subtraction

Add and subtract 6-digit numbers / Estimation / Rounding off and compensating / Number lines / Inverse operation / Column method / Commutative and associative properties / Solving problems


Multiplication of at least 4-digit number by 3-digit number / Multiple operations with or without brackets / Estimation / Column method / Doubling and halving / Inverse operation / Multiples, factors and prime factors / Commutative, associative and distributive properties / Ratio and rate / Solving problems


Division of at least 4-digit number by 3-digit number / Multiple operations with or without brackets / Estimation / Long division / Doubling and halving / Inverse operation / Distributive property / Ratio and rate / Grouping and equal sharing / Solving problems

Term 2

Number Sentences

Write number sentences to describe problem situations / Subsitution

Numeric Patterns

Investigate and extend numeric patterns / Find and describe the rule of patterns / Input and output values / Flow digrams and table / Equivalent forms

Geometric Patterns

Investigate and extend geometric patterns / Find and describe the rule of patterns / Input and output values / Flow digrams / Equivalent forms

Common Fractions

Describe, compare and order common fractions (tenths and hundredths) / Add and subtract common fractions and mixed numbers / Fractions of whole number / Percentage of whole number / Equivalent forms / Grouping and sharing / Solving problems

Decimal Fractions

Count, compare and order decimal fractions (2 decimal places) / Place values (2 decimal places) / Add and subtract decimal fractions to at least 2 decimal places / Multiply decimal fractions by 10 and 100 / Equivalent form – common fractions, decimal fractions and percentage / Solving problems

Term 3


Record, compare and order lengths in millimetres (mm), centremetres (cm), metres (m) and kilometres (km) / Convert the lengths / Solving problem

Properties of 2D Shapes

Regular and irregular polygons / Describe, sort and compare 2D shapes / Number of sides / Lengths of sides / Size of acute, right, obtuse, straight, reflex and revolution angles / Recognise and name the angles


Recognise, draw and describe the lines of symmtry in 2D shapes


Rotation / Translation / Reflection / Tessellations / Enlargement and reductions

Properties of 3D Objects

Describe, sort, compare and name 3D objects / Numebr and shapeof faces / Number of vertice and edges / Net / Rectangular prisms and other prisms / Cubes / Pyramids / Tetrahedrons

Area, Perimeter and Volume

Calculate the area, perimeter and volume

Term 4


Record, compare and order mass of object in grams (g) and kilograms (kg) / Bathroom and kitchen scales / Calculate and conveter the mass / Solving problems


Read, tell and write time in 12-hour and 24-hour formats / Analogue and digotal time / Read calendar / Calculate the time in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years and decades / Time zone maps / Solving problems

Capacity and Volume

Record, compare and order the capacity and volume of 3D objects in millilitres (ml), litres (l) and kilolitres (kl) / Calculate capacity and volume / Convert between millilitres (ml), litres (l) and kilolitres (kl) / Solving problems

Data Handling

Collect, organise, represent, analyze, interpret and report data / Tally marks, tables and questionnaires / Pictographs, bar graphs, double bar graphs and pie charts / Mode and median

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