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More multiplying by 2, 3, 5 and 10

Today we have published a couple more pages which concentrate on multiplying single digits by 2, 3, 5 and 10. There can never be enough of the kind of practice as it is so important that children learn these tables off by heart. You will soon know if children have learnt these tables as they […]

Year 3: 2x 5x 10x tables

Children in Year 3 still need plenty of opportunities both to learn off by heart and to consolidate their knowledge of 2x, 5x and 10x tables. At first children may have to work their way through the whole table to reach any particular answer, but properly learning these tables eventually means instant recall of any […]

Year 3 Challenges: Using and Applying Maths

This is a brief summary of some of the most important maths concepts to be taught in Year 3 by way of challenges and investigations. 1. Choosing appropriate number operations An important aspect of Using and Applying Maths is concerned with children choosing and using the most appropriate number operations to answer questions and solve […]

Year 3 Shape Concepts

A brief summary of some of the most important maths concepts to be taught in Year 3. 1. 3-D and 2-D shape Children should understand and begin to write, the following words: shape, pattern, flat, solid, hollow, side, edge, face, straight, curved, round, circular, triangular, rectangular, pentagonal, hexagonal, octagonal, right-angled, vertex, vertices, layer, diagram, surface, […]

What is expected in Year 3 for measurement?

By the end of year 3 children are expected to know that: 1 kilometre = 1 000 metres 1 metre = 100 centimetres 1 kilogram = 1 000 grams 1 litre = 1 000 millilitres They are also expected to recognise half units, such as half a kilometre and that this can be written as […]

Year 3 Counting and Number concepts

Here we have a brief summary of some of the most important maths concepts to be taught in Year 3. More detail is available via the link below and on the website. 1. Counting Making progress with counting will still be important in year 3, using up to three digit numbers. Grouping into tens […]

Year 3 division concepts

The year 3 work on division builds on the foundations built in year 2. Again, division can be seen in two ways: 1. Sharing equally e.g. 8 bars of chocolate are shared between 2 people. How many does each person get? 2. Grouping, or repeated subtraction In the same way that multiplication can be seen […]

Year 3 multiplication concepts

Year 3 is the year that children really begin to take off with multiplication. One of the key things is the understanding that multiplication is repeated addition. Also the multiplication sign is used and understood as meaning, ‘lots of’. In oral work the terms multiple and product can be introduced. A key concept for children […]

Year 3 subtraction concepts

The work on subtraction facts in year 3 is very similar to that in year 2. Constant practice and re-enforcement is necessary if children are going to become quick in their responses- the numbers do not necessarily have to be larger, but a more rapid answer should be expected. A similar list of words and […]

More division without remainders

Once children have begun to learn the times tables ‘off by heart’ they need plenty of opportunty to put them into practice, and what better way than answering some quickfire division questions. The time taken to complete these pages accurately will give a big clue as to how well times tables have been learnt. Children […]