 # Year 3 maths: what your child learns Want to know what your child will be learning in maths lessons this year? Read on to discover the Year 3 maths curriculum.

Children are becoming more confident in their use of numbers now, so maths lessons in Year 3 build on this. There is a daily maths lesson, but also plenty of opportunities for the children to use maths in other areas of the curriculum, too. It’s around now that parents sometimes start to struggle with their child’s maths homework, as teaching methods have changed over the years, and children are taught addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in a completely different way. Take the lead from your child and ask them to explain how they are taught – showing them your methods can lead to confusion.

## Year 3 maths – your child will be:

Number and Place Value

• Counting in steps of 4, 8, 50 and 100
• Recognising place value of each digit in a three-digit number
• Comparing and ordering numbers to 1000 and writing these numbers in numerals and words

Calculating

• Adding and subtracting with numbers up to three digits using column addition and subtraction
• Knowing multiplication facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times table
• Multiplying two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers

Fractions

Measuring

Geometry

Statistics

• Interpreting and presenting data using bar charts, pictograms and tables