# Year 3

### Number games

Roll two dice. Make two-digit numbers, e.g. if you roll a 6 and 4, this could be 64 or 46. If you haven’t got two dice, roll one dice twice. Ask your child to do one or more of the activities below.

• Count on or back from each number in tens.
• Add 19 to each number in their head. (A quick way is to add 20 then take away 1.)
• Subtract 9 from each number. (A quick way is to take away 10 then add back one.)
• Double each number.

### Can you tell the time?

the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Use a clock

with hands as well as a digital watch or clock.

• What time will it be one hour from now?
• What time was it one hour ago?

• tidying a bedroom;
• saying the 5 times, 10 times or 2 times table…

Ask your child to guess in advance how long they think an activity will take. Can they beat their time when they repeat it?

### Fractions

Use 12 buttons, or paper clips or dried beans or…

• Now find one quarter of the same group.
• Find one third of the whole group.

Repeat with other numbers.

### Order, order!

• Each of you should draw 6 circles in a row.
• Take turns.
• Roll two dice and make a two-digit number (see Number games).
• Write the number in one of your circles. Once the number is written in a circle you cannot change it or move it!
• The first to get all six of their circle numbers in order wins.

### Make 20

For this game you need to write out numbers 0 to 20 on a piece of paper. Make them big enough to put counters or coins on.

• Take turns. Roll a dice. Put a coin on the number that goes with the dice number to make 20, e.g. throw a ‘4’ and put a coin on 16.
• If someone else's counter is there already, replace it with yours!
• The first person to have counters on 6 different numbers wins.
• Now roll two dice, add the numbers together and look for a number to make 20. The first with coins on 10 different numbers wins.

Board games

• Start on 1. Toss a coin. If it lands heads, move 1 place along. If it lands tails, add 10, saying the total correctly before moving. First person to reach the bottom row wins.
• Start anywhere on the board. Roll a dice. Even numbers move you forwards and odd numbers move you backwards. If you land on a multiple of five, you can move either 10 forwards or 10 backwards. The first person to reach either the top or bottom of the board wins.

### Up and down the scales

• Guess with your child the weights of people in your home.
• Record each weight, then write all the weights in order.

Repeat after two weeks. What, if any, is the difference in the weights?

### Bean race

You need two dice and a pile of dried beans.

• Take turns to roll the two dice.
• Multiply the two numbers and call out the answer.
• If you are right, you win a bean.

The first to get 10 beans wins.

### Bingo!

One person has the 2x table and the other has the 5x table. Write six numbers in that table on your piece of paper, e.g.

4      8    10      16      18      20

• Roll one or two dice. If you choose to roll two dice, add the numbers, e.g. roll two dice, get 3 and 4, add these to make 7.
• Multiply that number by 2 or by 5 (that is, by your table number, e.g. 7 x 2 or 7 x 5).
• The first to cross out all six of their numbers wins.

### Guess my number

Choose a car number you can see, e.g. 592.

• Can your child guess which car you were looking at? If so she or he can have a turn next.

### Secret sums

• Secretly do something to it (e.g. add 30). Say the
• The child then says another number to you, e.g. 61.
• Do the same to that number and say the answer.
• The child has to guess what you are doing to the
number each time!
• Then they can have a turn at secretly adding or subtracting something to each number that you say to them.