Year 3: Week 3 (number knowledge and patterns)

This week we focus on recalling our addition and subtraction facts, and creating and completing patterns.

This page suggests activities for each day. Click to download a printable PDF to help keep track of progress.


Day 1

Number facts

  • Go to the activity Rock, Scissors, Paper and follow the instructions.
  • Use the 2 hands variation if you find one hand easy. 

Patterns e-ako

  • Go to the Patterns and relationships pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Choose e-ako PR1.30 (the third yellow button on the first row).
  • Work through pages 1-13 with a family member.

Patterns activity

  • Draw your own patterns using the same animals that were in the e-ako, or using your own favourite animals. Make patterns that have more than two animals in the repeating part. 
  • Describe the patterns that you make to a family member. Which part of the pattern repeats?

Day 2

Number facts

Patterns e-ako

  • Go back to e-ako PR1.30 on the Patterns and relationships pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Work through pages 14-25 with a family member.

Patterns activity

  • Look around your home or neighbourhood for repeating patterns. Take a photo or draw the patterns you find.

Day 3

Number facts e-ako game

  • Go to the number facts pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Play the “Tens Frames” game “Making 10” a few times.

OR

Number facts activity

Go to the activity Add the dice and follow the instructions.

Patterns e-ako

  • Go to the Patterns and relationships pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Go to e-ako PR2.10 (the first button on the second row).
  • Work through pages 1-12 with a family member.

Patterns activity

  • Create your own “AB AB AB” patterns using two objects that repeat. You could draw objects or use two types or colours of stickers. Write A B under each part of the pattern.

Day 4

Number facts e-ako

  • Go back to the number facts pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Play the "Number facts" game "Within 10" a few times.

OR

Number facts activity

Patterns e-ako

  • Go back to e-ako PR2.10 on the Patterns and relationships pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Work through pages 13-21 with a family member.

Patterns activity

  • Create patterns that have three or four “elements” that repeat. You could draw objects or use stickers. Write A B C or A B C D under each part of the pattern.

Day 5

Number facts e-ako 

  • Go back to the number facts pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Play the "Number facts" game "Within 20" a few times.

OR

Number facts activity

  • Go to the activity 10s pairs to 100 and follow the instructions. Remember the relationship between the number facts to 10 and these facts (eg 4+6+10; 40+60=100)

Patterns  e-ako

  • If you like, repeat one of the e-ako from the previous days. You do this by selecting “reset” instead of “start” on the pathway page. Please note that if you do this then all your answers are cleared and the e-ako is reset to zero points.

Patterns activity