MATHEMATICS OVERVIEW STATEMENT FOR GRADE 3:
The principle focus of mathematics teaching in Grade 3 at MIS is to ensure that students become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations, including number facts and the concept of place value. This ensures students develop efficient written and mental methods and perform calculations accurately with increasingly larger whole numbers. At this grade level, students should develop their ability to solve a range of problems, including with simple fractions and decimal place value. Students also learn to draw with increasing accuracy and develop mathematical reasoning so they can analyse shapes and their properties, and confidently describe the relationships between them. In Grade 3 mathematics we ensure that students can use measuring instruments with accuracy and make connections between measure and number. By the end of year 3, students should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 10 multiplication table and show precision and fluency in their work. Students will also learn to read and spell mathematical vocabulary at a level consistent with their increasing word reading and spelling knowledge at Grade 3.