The National Numeracy Strategy

Year 3 Key Objectives

  • Read, write and order whole numbers to at least 1000; know what each digit represents.
  • Count on or back in tens or hundreds from any two- or three-digit number.
  • Recognise unit fractions such as 1⁄2, 1⁄3, 1⁄4, 1⁄5, 1⁄10, and use them to find fractions of shapes and numbers.
  • Know by heart all addition and subtraction facts for each number to 20.
  • Add and subtract mentally a ‘near multiple of 10’ to or from a two-digit number.
  • Know by heart facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.
  • Understand division and recognise that division is the inverse of multiplication.
  • Use units of time and know the relationships between them (second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year).
  • Understand and use £.p notation.
  • Choose and use appropriate operations (including multiplication and division) to solve word problems, explaining methods and reasoning.
  • Identify right angles.
  • Identify lines of symmetry in simple shapes and recognise shapes with no lines of symmetry.
  • Solve a given problem by organising and interpreting numerical data in simple lists, tables and graphs.

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