Year Three

Explore our fun creative maths activities, available to download for free!

Psst! Parents and carers, remember all of our resources are designed for exploring as a family. There is no right or wrong way, so don’t be afraid to get stuck in and enjoy experimenting. Get creative, play, make mistakes and let children take each activity or challenge as far as they want. You’ll be creating positive memories of maths together as a family – an important step in building a confident, can-do attitude towards maths.

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Number and Place Value Activities

In Year 3, your child will start to work with bigger numbers, all the way up to 1000. They will count in multiples of 4, 8, 50, and 100, and will use their understanding of place value to solve increasingly tricky number problems.

The key words for this section are number and place value.

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Addition and Subtraction Activities

In Year 3, your child will use a range of strategies for calculating addition and subtraction problems. They will need to be able to explain how they have solved problems, especially when using mental maths.

The key words for this section are commutative, difference, and place value.

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Multiplication and Division Activities

In Year 3, your child will learn to multiply a two-digit number by a one-digit number, such as 45 × 3, using a range of mental and informal methods. They will use objects, drawings, diagrams, and formal written methods.

The key words for this section are array and inverse operations.

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Fractions Activities

In Year 3, your child will learn about tenths, unit fractions and non-unit fractions, and will begin to understand equivalent fractions (fractions that have the same value such as 2/5 = 4/10).

The key words for this section are unit fraction, denominator, numerator, and number line.

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Geometry Activities

In Year 3, your child will continue to learn the properties of shapes, will investigate right angles, and will understand perpendicular and parallel lines.

The key words for this section are 2D, 3D, polygon, polyhedron, parallel, and vertex.

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Measurement Activities

In Year 3, your child will add and subtract measurements, will calculate with money, and will be able to talk about and tell the time very accurately. They will also start using Roman numerals.

The key words for this section are 2D, capacity, mass, and volume.

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Statistics Activities

In Year 3, your child will learn to interpret and create lots of types of graphs. They will solve two-step problems involving tables and charts.

The key words for this section are bar chart, continuous data, discrete data, scale, and tally chart.

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