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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).

Click to read about the purpose of the tasks below (show purpose).

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.