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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 urbrainy.com 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 […]

Year 3 maths worksheet: Missing digits in subtraction sentences

Here we have a set of four pages which look more closely at the number patterns involved with subtracting a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number. This is probably best suited to year 3 children who have a good knowledge of subtracting small numbers from 2-digit numbers. Only part of the subtraction number sentence is […]

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What is expected in maths in Year 3 (1)

Here is a brief summary of some of the most important maths concepts and ideas to be taught in Year 3. For a more detailed account go to the Further Resources category, under, ‘What is expected?’ 1. Choosing appropriate number operations An important aspect of Using and Applying Maths is concerned with children choosing and […]

Valentine’s Day Maths Worksheets

It’s often a good idea to try and link the work done in maths to other areas of the curriculum, and, indeed to events in the calendar. This week we have produced four sets of maths worksheets, all with the theme of Valentine’s Day; so there are plenty of hearts fluttering! The first set looks […]