## What is Ratio? Year 6 Maths

What is Ratio? Ratio and Proportion first appears on the National Curriculum for Mathematics in Year 6 and continues to be a firm part of the Key Stage 3 & 4 curriculum too. It is very much a topic that relates to real life; we use ratio as part of recipes, medicine, and various aspects of building work to name a few! But what does it look like as a topic taught in a maths lesson? Ratio can be linked to but should not be confused with fractions; it has its own distinctive way of representing parts of a whole…

## Why is a word problem hard in maths?

Why is a word problem hard in maths? A math word problem is when a problem is presented using a real life scenario and a child has to work out what maths they need to do to find the solution. It is so common to hear that a child knows how to add, subtract, multiply and divide confidently but then when they get to a word problem it all goes out of the window! Some of it is a mental block, they might not understand the problem, there could be a lack of familiarity with the format of questions, not…