This course is designed for Grade 3 students to teach mathematics by addressing five important aspects of mathematics such as (i) number; (ii) algebra; (iii) data, (iv) spatial sense and (v) financial literacy. Students identify and learn to manage emotions that they may feel such as pride, confusion, fear and excitement in all five strands of Mathematics. In number, work with numbers up to 1,000 and learn how to break down numbers in different ways. Students learn that fractions can be represented in more than one. Multiplication is introduced using rows and columns, and students are expected to know × 2, × 5 and × 10. In algebra, students learn to identify and describe what repeats in a pattern. Students begin to identify multiplication and division equations that are equal. Students will write code to perform a repeating operation. They will also use mathematical modelling to analyse and create possible solutions for real-life situations.
In data, students continue to develop their understanding of data. They learn more ways to collect, organize, display and interpret data involving larger numbers. They start to use scales on their graphs so they can represent larger data collections and use averages to make comparisons of data. In spatial sense, students continue to develop their spatial sense as they recognize and describe three-dimensional objects and imagine what these objects would look like if they were taken apart or flipped around. Students continue to measure length and are introduced to measuring the weight of an object or how much it holds. They measure area and compare it to length, as well as learn how to tell time on both digital and analog clocks. In financial literacy, students continue to develop their understanding of money by calculating the change required for simple transactions involving whole-dollar amounts.