Year 3 maths: what your child learns
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 taught:
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
- 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
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- Weekly maths & English worksheets
- Follows the National Curriculum
- Keeps your child's learning on track
- Finding fractions of quantities
- Understanding equivalent fractions
- Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator
- Drawing 2D shapes and making 3D shapes
- Recognising right angles and identifying whether angles are greater or smaller than a right angle
- Identifying horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of parallel and perpendicular lines
Try this at home
- Play a multiplication game with a pack of cards – each player takes two cards, multiplies them and whoever has the higher number gets a point (remember to use only the number cards)
- Help your child to learn their times tables – put up a poster, chant them on the way to school or play a CD in the car
- Encourage your child to play with symmetry – make paper aeroplanes with symmetrical folds or paint butterfly pictures (paint one half then fold the paper over)
- Talk about the time – look at the clock when they get up, go to school, or watch their favourite TV programme
Check your Y3 child's progress in maths with our free Y3 maths Progress checks, three mini-tests for the autumn, spring and summer terms.
Explore the Year 3 English and Maths Learning Journey programmes