Year 3: Divide 100 into 2, 4, 5 and 10 equal parts (2)

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Divide 100 into 2, 4, 5 and 10 equal parts, and read scales/number lines marked in multiples of 100 with 2, 4, 5 and 10 equal parts

By the end of year 3, pupils must be able to divide 100 into 2, 4, 5 or 10 equal parts. This is important because these are the intervals commonly found on measuring instruments and graph scales.

Pupils should practise counting in multiples of 10, 20, 25, and 50 from 0, or from any multiple of these numbers, both forwards and backwards. This is an important step in becoming fluent with these number patterns. Pupils will have been practising counting in multiples of 1, 2 and 5 since year 1, and this supports counting in units of 10, 20 and 50. However, counting in units of 25 is not based on any multiples with which pupils are already familiar, so they typically find this the most challenging.

Language focus: “Twenty-five, fifty, seventy-five, one hundred” needs to be a fluent spoken language pattern, which pupils can continue over 100.

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