• To count forwards and backwards in multiples of 3
• To know by heart all multiplication facts for 3 up to 3 x 12
• To know by heart all division facts for 3 up to 36
• To count forwards and backwards in multiples of 50
• To count forwards and backwards in multiples of 100
• To find 1, 10 or 100 more or less than a 3-digit number
Things you can do at home to help
At every opportunity practise counting forwards and backwards in multiples of 3, 50 and 100. You could ask your child to count or take it in turns – a game we call ‘tennis’. You say 3, they say 6, you say 9, etc.
Ask your child to use skip counting when they count. This is where they use their fingers to represent each group of 3 or 50 they count. You can then ask them to stop and ask how many groups they have counted. This is then the multiplication fact. For example, count, 3, 6, 9, 12. Your child should display 4 fingers. You can then encourage your child to say: four groups of 3 is 12. 4 x 3 = 12. You can then talk about the division facts: 12 ÷ 3 = 4, etc. This activity can then lead onto your child knowing their 3 times table and division facts, where you can ask ‘quickfire’ questions.
It is important that you always relate multiplication facts to the division facts.
Help your child to relate know facts to help them secure new ones – link your child’s knowledge of counting in 5s to counting in multiples of 50 and their knowledge of counting in 10s to counting in multiples of 100.
Talk to your child about place value and the value of each digit in a number – 126 – the value of 6 is 60, etc.
Play games in the car, in the bath, anywhere really, where your child can answer quickly to 1, 10 or 100 more or less questions. What is 10 more than 546? What is 100 less than 637?