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Year 3 Block C – Handling data and measures

The focuses of mathematics learning within this block are:

  • Reading times and calculating time intervals
  • Sorting information using lists, tables and diagrams
  • Presenting data in frequency tables and bar charts
  • Collecting, organising, presenting and interpreting data to follow a line of enquiry
  • Identifying further questions
  • Choosing and using appropriate units of measurement
  • Knowing relationships between units of measure
  • Using ICT
The objectives for the block are listed in the table – the right hand column indicates how the objectives might be addressed in the units
Objectives Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3
Follow a line of enquiry by deciding what information is important; make and use lists, tables and graphs to organise and interpret the information tick tick tick
Describe and explain methods, choices and solutions to puzzles and problems, orally and in writing, using pictures and diagrams     tick
Know the relationships between kilometres and metres, metres and centimetres, kilograms and grams, litres and millilitres; choose and use appropriate units to estimate, measure and record measurements tick tick tick
Read, to the nearest division and half–division, scales that are numbered or partially numbered; use the information to measure and draw to a suitable degree of accuracy tick tick tick
Read the time on a 12–hour digital clock and to the nearest 5 minutes on an analogue clock; calculate time intervals and find start or end times for a given time interval   tick  
Answer a question by collecting, organising and interpreting data; use tally charts, frequency tables, pictograms and bar charts to represent results and illustrate observations; use ICT to create a simple bar chart tick tick tick
Use Venn diagrams or Carroll diagrams to sort data and objects using more than one criterion tick tick