Multiplication and Division
In Maths we have been looking at the formal method of multiplying using the column method. The children have been using their times table knowledge to help with this.
In our Spring term, we will move on to division by grouping and sharing before we move into the formal 'bus stop' method.
Times tables are a very important part of our practise at Sacred Heart and they will help your chid increase their speed and accuracy in Maths lessons so that they can really get stuck into problem solving and reasoning challenges!
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This week we have been trying our hardest to estimate and round numbers to the nearest 10. We have been using 100 squares and number lines to help find our 'near number' in order to help us estimate. Today we had our own number lines and marker pens to make sure we found the correct numbers. Well done Year 3!
Addition and Subtraction
We have recently begun our work on addition and subtraction and the children are already proving they are using what they learnt in prior weeks to help them, well done!
We will begin by recapping our KS1 knowledge of adding and subtracting 1 and 2 digit numbers before moving on to 3 digit numbers. We are beginning to use the column method, as shown below, as well as number lines and drawings to represent our numbers and help us calculate our answers. Keep up the good work!
The children have been investigating how numbers are formed and how to partition them. In year 3 we will be in working with ones, tens, hundreds and thousands and the children have been working really hard to ensure they can recognise, order and compare different numbers. Well done!