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Maths: Year 3 topics

Counting and number patterns

  • Skip-counting
  • Skip-counting sequences
  • Number lines – up to 100
  • Counting patterns – up to 100
  • Hundreds chart
  • Even and odd: counting objects
  • Even or odd I
  • Even or odd II
  • Which even or odd number comes before or after?
  • Skip-counting stories
  • Skip-counting puzzles
  • Number lines – up to 1,000
  • Counting patterns – up to 1,000

Comparing and ordering

  • Comparing numbers up to 100
  • Inequalities with addition and subtraction – up to 100
  • Comparing numbers up to 1,000
  • Put numbers up to 100 in order
  • Put numbers up to 1,000 in order
  • Greatest and least – word problems – up to 100
  • Greatest and least – word problems – up to 1,000

Names of numbers

  • Ordinal numbers up to 10th
  • Ordinal numbers up to 100th
  • Writing numbers up to 100 in words
  • Writing numbers up to 1,000 in words
  • Distinguishing ordinal and cardinal numbers
  • Roman numerals I, V, X, L

Patterns

  • Repeating patterns
  • Growing patterns
  • Describe patterns

Addition – one digit

  • Review – add one-digit numbers – sums to 10
  • Review – ways to make a number – sums to 10
  • Review – writing addition sentences – sums to 10
  • Adding doubles
  • Add one-digit numbers
  • Addition with pictures – sums to 20
  • Write addition sentences to describe pictures – sums to 20
  • Addition input/output tables – sums to 20
  • Add zero
  • Addition word problems – one digit
  • Complete the addition sentence – one digit
  • Write the addition sentence – one digit
  • Balance addition equations – one digit
  • Add three or more one-digit numbers
  • Add three or more one-digit numbers – word problems

Subtraction – one digit

  • Review – subtract one-digit numbers – up to 10
  • Review – ways to subtract – up to 10
  • Review – writing subtraction sentences – up to 10
  • Subtracting doubles
  • Subtract a one-digit number from a two-digit number up to 18
  • Subtraction with pictures
  • Write subtraction sentences to describe pictures – up to 18
  • Subtraction input/output tables – up to 18
  • Subtract zero/all
  • Subtraction word problems – up to 18
  • Complete the subtraction sentence – up to 18
  • Write the subtraction sentence – up to 18
  • Balance subtraction equations – up to 18

Addition – two digits

  • Add multiples of 10
  • Add a two-digit and a one-digit number – without regrouping
  • Add a two-digit and a one-digit number – with regrouping
  • Add two two-digit numbers – without regrouping
  • Add two two-digit numbers – with regrouping
  • Write addition sentences to describe pictures
  • Addition input/output tables – up to two digits
  • Ways to make a number using addition
  • Addition word problems – up to two digits
  • Complete the addition sentence – up to two digits
  • Write the addition sentence – up to two digits
  • Balance addition equations – up to two digits
  • Add three or more numbers up to two digits each
  • Add three or more numbers up to two digits – word problems

Subtraction – two digits

  • Subtract multiples of 10
  • Subtract a one-digit number from a two-digit number – without regrouping
  • Subtract a one-digit number from a two-digit number – with regrouping
  • Subtract two two-digit numbers – without regrouping
  • Subtract two two-digit numbers – with regrouping
  • Write subtraction sentences to describe pictures – up to two digits
  • Subtraction input/output tables – up to two digits
  • Ways to make a number using subtraction
  • Subtraction word problems – up to two digits
  • Complete the subtraction sentence – up to two digits
  • Write the subtraction sentence – up to two digits
  • Balance subtraction equations – up to two digits

Addition – three digits

  • Add multiples of 100
  • Add two three-digit numbers
  • Addition input/output tables – up to three digits
  • Addition word problems – up to three digits
  • Complete the addition sentence – up to three digits
  • Write the addition sentence – up to three digits
  • Balance addition equations – up to three digits

Subtraction – three digits

  • Subtract multiples of 100
  • Subtract three-digit numbers
  • Subtraction input/output tables – up to three digits
  • Subtraction word problems – up to three digits
  • Complete the subtraction sentence – up to three digits
  • Write the subtraction sentence – up to three digits
  • Balance subtraction equations – up to three digits

Properties

  • Related addition facts
  • Related subtraction facts
  • Fact families
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division terms
  • Solve inequalities using addition and subtraction shortcuts

Place values

  • Place value models – tens and ones
  • Place value models – up to hundreds
  • Place value models – up to thousands
  • Value of underlined digit – tens and ones
  • Value of underlined digit – up to hundreds
  • Value of underlined digit – up to thousands
  • Regrouping tens and ones I
  • Regrouping tens and ones II
  • Convert to/from a number – tens and ones
  • Convert to/from a number – up to hundreds
  • Convert to/from a number – up to thousands
  • Convert between place values – up to thousands
  • Convert from expanded form – up to hundreds
  • Convert from expanded form – up to thousands
  • Identify the digit in the ones, tens, hundreds or thousands place

Estimation and rounding

  • Estimate to the nearest ten
  • Round to the nearest ten
  • Round to the nearest ten or hundred
  • Round to the nearest ten, hundred or thousand
  • Estimate sums

Mixed operations

  • Add and subtract numbers up to 20
  • Addition and subtraction – ways to make a number – up to 20
  • Addition and subtraction word problems – up to 20
  • Addition and subtraction – balance equations – up to 20
  • Input/output tables – write the rule – up to 20
  • Add and subtract numbers up to 100
  • Addition and subtraction – ways to make a number – up to 100
  • Addition and subtraction word problems – up to 100
  • Addition and subtraction – balance equations – up to 100
  • Input/output tables – write the rule – up to 100
  • Which sign (+ or -) makes the number sentence true?
  • Write addition and subtraction sentences

Logical reasoning

  • Guess the number

Money

  • Coin values
  • Count money – up to £1
  • Count money – up to £5
  • Equivalent amounts of money – up to £1
  • Equivalent amounts of money – up to £5
  • Equivalent coins I
  • Equivalent coins II
  • Add and subtract money – up to £1
  • Add and subtract money – word problems – up to £1
  • Add and subtract money – word problems – up to £5
  • Which picture shows more – up to £1
  • Which picture shows more – up to £5
  • Least number of coins
  • Purchases – do you have enough money – up to £1
  • Purchases – do you have enough money – up to £5
  • How much more to make one pound?
  • Making change

Time

  • Days of the week
  • Reading clocks
  • Time words: o’clock, half, quarter
  • Match clocks and times
  • Match analog and digital clocks
  • Seasons
  • A.M. and P.M.
  • Compare clocks
  • Elapsed time I
  • Elapsed time II
  • Choose the appropriate time units
  • Read a calendar
  • Months of the year
  • Number of days in each month
  • Relate time units
  • Time patterns

Data and graphs

  • Coordinate graphs
  • Interpret bar graphs
  • Which bar graph is correct?
  • Interpret line plots
  • Create line plots
  • Interpret pictographs
  • Create pictographs
  • Interpret line graphs
  • Which line graph is correct?
  • Interpret Venn diagrams

Measurement

  • Long and short
  • Tall and short
  • Light and heavy
  • Holds more or less
  • Compare size, mass and capacity
  • Read a thermometer
  • Choose the appropriate measuring tool
  • Which metric unit of length is appropriate?
  • Metric units of length: word problems
  • Which metric unit of mass is appropriate?
  • Which metric unit of volume is appropriate?
  • Compare and convert metric units of volume
  • Compare and convert metric units of mass
  • Which imperial unit of length is appropriate?
  • Imperial units of length: word problems
  • Which imperial unit of weight is appropriate?
  • Which imperial unit of volume is appropriate?
  • Compare and convert imperial units of volume
  • Compare and convert imperial units of weight

Geometry

  • Identify planar and solid shapes
  • Compare sides, vertices, edges and faces
  • Count sides, vertices, edges and faces
  • Symmetry
  • Congruent
  • Flip, turn and slide
  • Perimeter
  • Perimeter – word problems
  • Area
  • Angles: greater than, less than or equal to a right angle
  • Fractions of a turn

Fractions

  • Halves, thirds and quarters
  • Identify the fraction
  • Which shape illustrates the fraction?
  • Parts of a group
  • Fraction word problems
  • Compare fractions
  • Order fractions with like numerators
  • Probability and statistics
  • More, less and equally likely
  • Certain, probable, unlikely and impossible

Multiplication

  • Multiplication sentences
  • Multiplication tables up to 5
  • Multiplication tables up to 10

Division

  • Divisors and quotients up to 5
  • Divisors and quotients up to 10

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