Maths in Year 3
In Year 3, we place a big focus on developing efficiency in mathematical skills. As with English, we continue to build on the work from Infants to ensure children become confident mathematicians.
In Maths: By the end of Year 3 I should…
Number and Place Value |
Count from 0 in multiples of 100 – e.g. 100, 200, 300, 400… |
Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8 and 50 – e.g. 4, 8, 12… |
Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones) - e.g. 231 is 2 hundreds, 3 tens and 1 one. |
Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words - e.g. 123 = one hundred and twenty threee |
Identify, represent and estimate numbers to 1000 using different representations and partitioning in different ways - e.g. draw diagrams, number sentences etc. |
Compare and order numbers up to 1000 - e.g. 231 < 987, 231 is smaller than 987 |
Solve number problems and practical problems with number and place value from the Year 3 curriculum |
Round whole numbers up to 100 to the nearest 10 - e.g. 29 to the nearest 10 is 30. |
Addition, Subtractions, Multiplication and Division (Calculations) |
Add 1s, 10s and 100s to a 3 digit numbers |
Subtract 1s, 10s and 100s from a 3 digit number |
Solve problems including missing number problems, using place value and more complex addition and subtraction |
Solve calculation problems involving multiplication and division, including missing number problems, simple positive integer scaling and simple correspondence problems in which n objects are connected to m objects |
Know my tables for 3, 4 and 8 and their division facts |
Add numbers with up to 3 digits using a written method (column method) |
Subtract numbers with up to 3 digits using a written method (column method) |
Multiply two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers, using written methods (column method) |
Estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers |
Fractions |
Find a fraction of an amount such as 1/6 of 24 |
Find a fraction of an amount such as 4/6 of 24 |
Count up and down in 10ths |
Understand that 10ths come from dividing an object by 10 |
Recognise and draw equivalent fractions |
Compare and order fractions by their size |
Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole for example 5/7 + 1/7 = 6/7 |
Solve problems that involve fractions |
Measurement |
Know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year |
Record measurements using mixed units, e.g.1 kg 200 g |
Estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute |
Record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours |
Use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon, noon and midnight |
Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks |
Measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes |
Compare durations of events for example to calculate the time taken by particular events or tasks |
Add and subtract amounts of money to give change, recording £ and p separately |
Measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml) |
Geometry (Shape, Space and Direction) |
Draw 2-D shapes with straight sides measured in cm |
Make 3-D shapes using modelling materials |
Identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines |
Describe 2-D shapes using accurate language, including lengths of lines and angles greater or less than a right angle |
Recognise 3-D shapes in different orientations and describe them |
Identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn |
Recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn |
Mark a given square on a grid, e.g. B3 |
Statistics (Data Handling) |
Interpret bar charts, pictograms and tables |
Present data in bar charts, pictograms and tables |
Solve problems with one or two steps using scaled bar charts, pictograms and tables |