To solve maths problems at year 3 it is very important for your child to be able to instantly recall addition and subtraction facts up to 20.
e-ako maths provides free online basic fact learning tools which will help your child learn their basic facts, as well as a collection of games to improve their speed and accuracy. If you think this would benefit your child, click to read how to access this resource (show instructions).
- To access e-ako maths, your child will need an account. You can make a new account for free, but check first whether they already have one that they use at school. If they do, they can use the same username and password to use e-ako maths at home.
- You can log in to e-ako maths or register a new account from the e-ako maths home page. If you are registering a new account to use at home you will need to click the "No join code? Click here." button and then "I am learning at home".
- Once you are logged in, click the "Basic facts" pathway from the list on the left.
- The two large green boxes at the top are 'Learning tools' which will test the basic facts your child knows, and then help them learn the ones they don't already know.
- The blue buttons below are a collection of games designed to practise basic facts to improve speed and accuracy.
- In Year 3 your child should mostly be concentrating on learning and practising their addition and subtraction facts, the buttons on the left.
Click to read about the purpose of the tasks below (show purpose).
The tasks in this section are intended:
- for students in year 3
- to complement similar class tasks
- to be a selection only of enjoyable learning opportunities for your child (and for you)
- to generate useful explanations and discussions between you and your child.
The tasks in this section are NOT:
- intended to be comprehensive in their coverage of all maths at year 3
- intended to be ‘one off’ tasks. Feel free to review or modify these to suit the needs of your child.
These Year 3 tasks recognise that students:
- are mostly working at early level 2 of the NZ Curriculum, growing in their understanding of number, algebra, geometry, measurement and statistics
- are all different, and some find parts of maths easier or harder than others
- are learning to solve problems in different ways
- are learning that it’s okay to make a mistake and to have another go
- respond well to supportive questions from adults, such as, ‘What is the question asking you to do?’, or ‘What do you already know that might help you (solve the problem)?’
- enjoy exploring open tasks for which there can be a range of appropriate approaches and solutions
(accordingly, set answers are not included for a number of these tasks).
We suggest that you ask your child what kinds of things they have been doing in maths at school, and select a task from this menu.
Click for versions with Māori content.
|Double it (PDF, 312KB)||Know and use doubles to 20.|
|What fraction? (PDF, 542KB)||Work with fractions of sets and shapes.|
|Diagonal five (PDF, 523KB)||Add and subtract tens or ones to numbers up to 100.|
|Create 500 (PDF, 350KB)||Practise adding numbers up to 500.|
|Tennis balls (PDF, 370KB)||Understand multiplication problems.|
|Number patterns (PDF, 558KB)||See and describe patterns in out number system.|
|Creating patterns (PDF, 294KB)||Describe and make patterns using colour and shape.|
|It's a problem (PDF, 471KB)||Show how you can record the ways you solve problems.|
|A whale of a time (PDF, 452KB)||Follow instructions to make a shape pattern.|
|See you later (PDF, 577KB)||Read and operate with time in half and quarter hours on an analogue clock.|
|Sorting seasons (PDF, 421KB)||Understand the seasons and how they impact on people's lives.|
|Balancing units (PDF, 506KB)||Make a simple balance and use non-standard units.|
|Chance (PDF, 281KB)||Understand and describe the probability of events.|