10 Steps to Success - Year 3 - Maths

We’ve broken the year’s key learning into 10 skills. If children can master these in year 3, they will make a flying start to year 4. They won’t necessarily be mastered in order.

Skill 1

Times-tables: Apply 3, 4 and 8 times tables, including associated division facts (e.g. 3 x 8 = 24 so 24 ÷ 8 = 3).    






Skill  2

Addition: Apply number bonds and standard Column Addition methods to HTU, in and out of context (including money and measures), and to solve missing number problems.    








Skill  3

Subtraction: Apply number bonds and standard Column Subtraction to HTU in and out of context (including money and measures), and to solve missing number problems.    








Skill  4

Multiplication: Apply multiplication knowledge using the Grid Method TUxU in and out of context (including money and measures).    







Skill  5

Division: Apply written methods for division using chunking up to TU ÷ U, with and without remainders in and out of context (including money and measures).    








Skill  6

Fractions and Decimals: Calculate and compare unit fractions of quantities e.g. finding ⅓ of 24. Understand that decimals (tenths) are also used to show fractions of a whole. Order tenths on a numberline.    








Skill  7

Balance and inverses: Apply understanding of the mathematical symbols <, > and = in balance and missing number problems (e.g. 3 x __ = 10 + 5).    









Skill  8

Checking answers: Check answers using written methods, using the inverse operation (e.g. 100 – 63 = 37 so 37 + 63 = 100).    







Skill  9

Shape and Space: Describe and measure the perimeter of 2D shapes; recognise 3D shapes; recognise right angles and turns; identify horizontal, vertical, perpendicular and parallel lines.    









Skill 10

Times and Measures: Tell the time in 12 and 24 hour clock (using an analogue clock, including Roman numerals) to the nearest minute; know the number of days in each month, year and leap year.