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Maths Entry Level 3


Learners at Entry Level 3 are expected to become confident in their use of fundamental mathematical knowledge and skills, as described through the following content areas, and demonstrate their understanding by applying their knowledge and skills to solve simple mathematical problems or carry out simple tasks.

Our Aim

Section 1: Using numbers and the number system – whole numbers, fraction and decimals

  • Count, read, write, order and compare numbers up to 1000
  • Add and subtract using three-digit whole numbers
  • Divide three-digit whole numbers by single- and double-digit whole numbers and express remainders
  • Multiply two-digit whole numbers by single- and double-digit whole numbers
  • Approximate by rounding numbers less than 1000 to the nearest 10 or 100 and use this rounded answer to check results
  • Recognise and continue linear sequences of numbers up to 100
  • Read, write and understand thirds, quarters, fifths and tenths, including equivalent forms
  • Read, write and use decimals up to two decimal places
  • Recognise and continue sequences that involve decimals

Section 2: Using common measures, shape and space

  • Calculate with money using decimal notation and express money correctly in writing in pounds and pence
  • Round amounts of money to the nearest £1 or 10p
  • Read, measure and record time using am and pm
  • Read time from analogue and 24-hour digital clocks in hours and minutes
  • Use and compare measures of length, capacity, weight and temperature using metric or imperial units to the nearest labelled or unlabelled division
  • Compare metric measures of length, including millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres
  • Compare measures of weight, including grams and kilograms
  • Compare measures of capacity, including millilitres and litres
  • Use a suitable instrument to measure mass and length
  • Sort 2-D and 3-D shapes using properties, including lines of symmetry, length, right angles, angles, including in rectangles and triangles
  • Use appropriate positional vocabulary to describe position and direction, including eight compass points and full/half/quarter turn


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Section 3: Handing information and data

  • Extract information from lists, tables, diagrams and charts and create frequency tables
  • Interpret information, to make comparisons and record changes, from different formats, including bar charts and simple line graphs
  • Organise and represent information in appropriate ways, including tables, diagrams, simple line graphs and bar charts

Solving mathematical problems and decision making

Entry Level 3 learners are expected to be able to use the knowledge and skills listed above to recognise a simple problem and obtain a solution. A simple problem is one which requires working through one step or process. At Entry Level 3, it is expected that learners will be able to address individual problems, each of which draws on knowledge and/or skills from one mathematical content area (i.e. number and the number system; common measures, shape and space; information and data).

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