# Syllabus for Grade 3

- Comparing numbers
- Abacus and place value
- Word problems

- Comparing numbers
- Abacus and place value
- Word problems

Let’s talk about what division really is — ** it is repeated subtraction**; much the way multiplication is

Let’s say I have the basic problem 16 ÷ 4. I could start with 16 and then subtract 4, subtract another 4, another 4, and another 4 until I run out and reach zero. I would have to do this 4 times. If I had 16 cookies that I wanted to share equally among 4 friends, I could do the “one for you, one for you, one for you, and one for you” process and still end up with 4 cookies for each.

But what about 375 ÷ 50? If I don’t know how to divide by double digit numbers, the repeated subtraction process might actually be a good choice . . . at least showing some number sense to know that 375 divided by 50 means **“How many 50’s in 375?”** I know if I subtract 50 six times, I still have 75 left. I can subtract another 50 and I have 25 left over. So 375 ÷ 50 = 7 with a remainder of 25.

Division |
Possible Split |
Calculation |
Answer |

69 ÷ 3 | 60 + 9 | (60 ÷ 3) = 20
(9 ÷ 3) = 3 |
20 + 3 = 23 |

391 ÷ 3 | 390 + 1 | (390 ÷ 3) = 130
(1 ÷ 3) = cannot be divided |
130 with Remainder 1 |

*Before* a child is ready to learn long division, he/she has to know: Continue reading

Some tips and tricks to start multiplication which will help you in knowing your times tables. I followed this approach with my daughter (she is in grade 1 rt now) and am very happy with the results. She does not have any apprehensions of which table is asked and does a quick mental maths if she does not know the answer.

Tips to approach the concept of multiplication :

I explained these concepts using lego pieces . You can use anything small and handy.

- Now that the kids know 2 digit addition the best approach to start multiplication is by asking them to do repeated addition. Ask them to count the objects in groups of 2 then 3 and so on.
- Once they are thorough with repeated addition you can ask them to do skip counting.
- Ask them to divide the total number of objects into equal groups.
- Arrange the total number of objects in an array of row and column.

Below is a figure to illustrate how multiplication can be introduced to kids.

Step 1 : Look out for common things

Step 2 : Find a pattern in the similarities

Step 3 : Which one is different and why ? Cross out the similar ones.

Step 4 : Mark the answer .

Example :

Step 1 : Look at the changes / similarities between each diagram

Step 2 : Look for a pattern in the changes

Step 3 : Do the different changes one at a time.

Step 4 : Look out for the right option

Example :