PYP3 (Grade 3) Mathematics

In the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), mathematics is also viewed as a vehicle to support inquiry, providing a global language through which we make sense of the world around us. It is intended that students become competent users of the language of mathematics, and can begin to use it as a way of thinking, as opposed to seeing it as a series of facts and equations to be memorized. The aim of our Mathematics programme is to develop students into confident mathematical thinkers, with a sound knowledge of number and the creativity to apply this knowledge to solve problems in many ways. 

Instruction and assessment of Mathematics is organised around 5 strands/skills:

  • Number
  • Pattern and Function
  • Data Handling
  • Measurement
  • Shape and Space

What will students will be working on this year?

Number (Securing phase 2 and starting phase 3)

  • model numbers to hundreds or beyond using the base 10 place value system
  • estimate quantities to 100 or beyond
  • use the language of addition and subtraction, for example, add, take away, plus, minus, sum, difference
  • model addition and subtraction of whole numbers
  • develop strategies for memorizing addition and subtraction number facts
  • estimate sums and differences
  • read and write whole numbers up to hundreds or beyond
  • describe mental and written strategies for adding and subtracting two-digit numbers.
  • use whole numbers up to hundreds or beyond in real-life situations
  • use fast recall of addition and subtraction number facts in real-life situations
  • use mental and written strategies for addition and subtraction of two- digit numbers or beyond in real-life situations

Pattern and Function ((Securing phase 2 and starting phase 3)

  • understand that patterns can be analysed and rules identified
  • understand that multiplication is repeated addition and that division is repeated subtraction
  • understand the inverse relationship between multiplication and division
  • describe the rule for a pattern in a variety of ways
  • represent rules for patterns using words, symbols and tables
  • use number patterns to make predictions and solve problems

Data Handling (Securing phase 2 and starting phase 3)

  • Select appropriate graph form(s) to display data
  • Understand that scale can represent different quantities in graphs
  • Collect, display and interpret data using simple graphs, for example, bar graphs, line graphs
  • Design a survey and systematically collect, organize and display data in pictographs and bar graphs
  • Select appropriate graph form(s) to display data
  • Understand that data can be collected, displayed and interpreted using simple graphs, for example, bar graphs, line graphs
  • Understand that one of the purposes of a database is to answer questions and solve problems
  • Identify, read and interpret range and scale on graphs

Measurement (Securing phase 2 and starting phase 3)

  • use standard units of measurement to solve problems in real-life situations involving length, mass, capacity, money and temperature
  • understand the use of standard units to measure, for example, length, mass, money, time, temperature
  • understand that tools can be used to measure
  • understand that time is measured using universal units of measure, for example, years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds
  • read and write digital and analogue time on 12-hour and 24-hour clocks.
  • use timelines in units of inquiry and other real-life situations.

Shape and Space (Securing phase 2 and starting phase 3)

  • Understand the properties of regular and irregular polygons
  • Understand congruent or similar shapes
  • Sort, describe and model regular and irregular polygons
  • Describe and model congruency and similarity in 2D shapes analyse and describe 2D and 3D shapes, including regular and irregular polygons, using geometrical vocabulary
  • Identify, describe and model congruency and similarity in 2D shapes