Year 3 mental arithmetic: Sets 7 and 8

I continue with two more sets of mental arithmetic questions for Year 3. Today the questions are about notation of money, recalling addition and subtraction facts, tables and doubling and halving.

At the moment I am only publishing two sets of questions a week, but these can be used effectively to make up your own questions which can be read out. Mental arithmetic is one of the most important aspects of maths in the primary school and should not be neglected.

All these pages can be found in the Year 3 maths worksheets section under Mental Arithmetic.

Year 3 Mental Arithmetic (sets 7 and 8)

Year 3 Mental Arithmetic: Sets 5 and 6

This week I have published the next two sets of mental arithmetic questions for Year 3. They concentrate on one-step problems, recalling addition and subtraction facts up to 20,adding and subtracting multiples of ten and knowing 5 and 4 times tables.

There are several ways these questions can be used and how children answer them. It is a good idea sometimes to use a set of digit cards, so children can hold up the answer. Number fans serve a similar purpose. Sometimes you might want the answers to be called out, or to be written down. The question sheets can be used for this purpose.

Y3 mental arithmetic sets 5 and 6

Year 3 Mental Arithmetic Sets 3 and 4

Two sets of mental arithmetic questions suitable for Year 2. These sets of 10 questions cover counting on and back in tens, addition, subtraction and place value.

I have been asked for more in the way of mental arithmetic questions on many occasions and as the weeks go by this should build into a really useful resource. I am also trying to match the questions to the Primary Framework for Mathematics Planning, so this would be especially relevant for the first couple of weeks of the Autumn term.

Year 3_Mental arithmetic (3 and 4)


Mental arithmetic: Subtract 9 mentally

subtract-9-from-2digitsHere we have a straightforward mental arithmetic worksheet on subtracting 9  from any 2-digit number. Usually the best way to do this is to subtract ten and then add one. Probably the only time that this is not the best way is if the number to take 9 from also has a 9 in the units.

Knowing this quick technique gives children confidence and they can then move on to subtracting 19, 29, 39….. etc in their heads.

Subtract 9 from 2-digits