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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, […]

Subtracting mentally in Year 3

Subtracting mentally in Year 3 Mental arithmetic should still be a vital part of lessons for children in Year 3  and we have just published three new sets of worksheets on specific skills of subtraction. The first set takes a look at subtracting 9 from 3-digit numbers. Children should already be familiar with the idea […]

Reasoning in Year 3: Money Problems

Reasoning in Year 3: Money Problems Our latest sets of worksheets for Year 3 on money problem solving are now available. The pages are really bright and colourful but the maths is tricky. For most of the questions two separate calculations need to be carried out to reach the answer. The questions are pictorial, with […]

Year 3 learning times table resources

Year 3 learning times table resources Learning times tables can be a struggle for many children but others get to grips with them really quickly.  We can help with both those who find learning tables tricky and those who master them quickly by providing lots of fun materials and we have just added even more […]

Reasoning about place value in Year 3

Reasoning about place value in Year 3 Place value is one of the fundamental concepts of the primary maths curriculum. Place value is all about the value of a number, depending on the position or place it is in. For example the value of 3 in 234 is different from the value of the 3 […]

Year 3 money

Year 3 money Learning to calculate with money really takes off in Year 3 and there are many activities which will help with this, both practical using coins and on paper with worksheets, including: Exchanging pence for £1,10p and 1p coins. For example: give 456 pence in £1, 10p and 1p coins (four £1 coins, […]