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Year 3 Sharing Money

Year 3 Sharing Money Not the normal style of question on division that Year 3 children will come across, these money problems are fun but require some thinking about. A collection of coins needs to be split equally between three children. The total of the coins has to be worked out and then the coins […]

Year 3 Measurement

Year 3 Measurement Using routes and distances between towns and villages is a good way to work with measurement in kilometres and we have just published two great sets of pages on this. Some of the places such as Bolton Hill and West Moon are imaginary, but the routes from Scratchy Bottom to Tyneham in […]

Year 3 Subtraction

Year 3 Subtraction A question such as 102 – 95 is quite tricky to do on paper, but children should see that it is much easier to do mentally, using addition to work out the answer. By Year 3 they should know all the pairs of numbers that make ten so starting with 95 add […]

Year 3 Addition

Year 3 Addition Developing quick mental methods of addition is the key to success in Year 3. Part of this is to be able to add a 3-digit number and a multiple of 100. We have extended our collection of resources on this with a further two sets, so that there is more than enough […]

Year 3 Measurement: using recipes

Year 3 Measurement: using recipes Recipes contain a great mixture of weights, measures and sequencing, making them a superb resource for problem solving in maths. Our latest sets of measurement worksheets for Year 3 are all about recipes, scaling the ingredients up or down to make the right amounts. Of course, you could even try […]

Year 3 Reasoning

Year 3 Reasoning The Reasoning categories are some of my favourite resources as they are all about putting mathematical knowledge and understanding to good use. Our latest resources for Year 3 Reasoning and Problem Solving include place value, number facts and money but there is a wealth of other material there and well worth a […]

Year 3 Intelligent Practice

Year 3 Intelligent Practice An important aspect of the teaching for mastery approach is to design ‘intelligent practice’ questions so that children are taken along a route where the thinking process is also practised. For example, a set of 5 or 6 questions will enable a child to go through the addition process but also […]

Written methods of calculating in Year 3

Written methods of calculating in Year 3 As we like to concentrate on just one aspect of maths for each set of worksheets most of our calculation pages are found in the separate categories of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. However, it is important that children can switch quickly from one to the other and […]

Help your child to understand fractions in Year 3

Help your child to understand fractions in Year 3 Practical work is the key to success! Children coming into Year 3 should have a sound understanding of simple fractions, especially halves, quarters and thirds. They should have had plenty of practical experience dividing shapes and sets of objects into quarters and thirds. There are several […]

Times Tables

Times Tables Why learning times tables is important. Knowing times tables is very important for children for many reasons. Perhaps the most obvious is that it saves time when calculating. If a child has to count up in fives and count on fingers to know how many lots have been counted (i.e. 5, 10, 15, […]