Old National Curriculum

Year 3 Old Curriculum Maths Plans

These maths plans were written to the National Numeracy Strategy and the 1999 curriculum. The Medium Term Plan specifies the maths topics and objectives covered for single and mixed year classes as well as links to the 2006 Renewed Framework Objectives.

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Place value

Understand place value of 3-digit numbers, also related addition and subtractions. Multiply 2-digit numbers by 10 and understand the effect (using place value charts to help). Locate 3-digit numbers on a 0-1000 line (100s labelled). Compare 3-digit numbers, use < and > signs.

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Addition and subtraction

Mental addition and subtraction using number facts: Know addition and subtraction facts: 100s with a total of 1000, multiples of 5 with a total of 100. Use addition and subtraction facts with a total of 100 to find change from £1.

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Addition and subtraction

Mental addition and subtraction using number facts: Know addition and subtraction facts: 100s with a total of 1000, multiples of 5 with a total of 100. Use addition and subtraction facts with a total of 100 to find change from £1.

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Addition and subtraction

Choose whether to mentally subtract by counting back or by counting up. Mental addition or subtraction of any near multiple of ten to or from two-digit numbers, including crossing 100.

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Place value and weight

Count on and back in 1s, 10s and 100s from 3-digit numbers. Add or subtract 1p, 10p and £1 to or from 3-digit prices. Know the relationship between kilograms and grams and choose and use appropriate units to estimate, measure and record measurements.

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Data handling

Answer a question by collecting, organising, interpreting data. Use tally charts, frequency tables, pictograms and bar charts to represent results and illustrate observations. Solve mathematical puzzles, explaining methods and reasoning orally.

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Time, position and direction

Read the time on a 12-hour digital clock and to the nearest 5 minutes on an analogue clock. Begin to calculate time intervals in hours and minutes. Read and record the language of position, direction and movement. Use the four compass directions to describe movement about a grid.

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Multiplication and division

Mental multiplication and division: Count on in 3s, 4s, look at patterns, investigate general statements. Revise multiplication facts for 2, 3, 5, and 10 times tables and learn corresponding division facts. Begin to learn multiplication facts for 4 times table. Understand the vocabulary ‘multiplied by’ and the concept of commutativity. Multiply single digits by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 & 10.

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Division and fractions

Mental division of 2-digit numbers by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10 (answers not greater than 10, but including remainders). Begin to decide whether to round up or down after division depending on the context, Revise finding fractions of numbered strips and extend to finding these fractions of sets of objects. Find quarters of multiples of 4 to 40 by halving one half and thirds of multiples of 3 to 30. Find tenths then several tenths of shapes and strips divided into 10 equal parts. Recognise the equivalence of fractions and decimals using diagrams.

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3D Shape and data

Know properties of 3D solids; describe, visualise, classify and make the shapes. Relate 3D solids to drawings of them. Begin to use Venn or Carroll diagrams to sort data and objects using more than one criterion.

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Problem solving

Solve word problems, single and multi-step (mental addition, subtraction, division and multiplication). Solve logic problems.

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Assess and review

Locate numbers to a landmarked 0-1000. Understand place value of three-digit numbers. Mental addition of any pair of 2-digit numbers (totals more than 100), estimate the answer first and choose whether to partition and recombine or to count on in tens and ones. Mental subtraction, choosing to take away or find a difference. Mental multiplication of 1-digit numbers by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10. Mental division of 2-digit numbers by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10 (answers not greater than 10, but including remainders). Understand the vocabulary ‘multiplied by’ and the concept of commutativity. Find halves, quarters and thirds and begin to find several tenths of numbers.