Scheme of Work

Mathematics Scheme Of Work For Primary 3

This article provides you with the Mathematics scheme of work and the curriculum for the first term, second term, and third term for primary 3 pupils.

First Term

Whole number up to 999

  • Correct counting of number up to 999
  • Counting in groups of hundred tens and units (HTU)
  • Ordering whole numbers with symbol <and >


  • Fractions (1/2 , 1/3, ¼ 1/5 1/6)
  • Fractions of shapes square, circles rectangle and triangle
  • Equivalent fractions
  • 2. Ordering of fractions


  • Addition of 2digit number with exchanging or renaming
  • Addition of 3digit numbers
  • Addition of 3dight numbers taking two at a time
  • add fractions with the same denominator
  • mention the need for correct addition of numbers and fractions in everyday activities


  • Subtraction of 2-digit numbers with exchanging or renaming
  • Subtraction of 3digit numbers
  • Subtraction of 3 numbers taking two at a time
  • subtract fractions with the same denominator
  • mention the need for correct subtraction of numbers and fractions in everyday activities


  • Basic multiplication from 1×1 to 9×9
  • Multiplication of 2digit number by 1-digit e.g. 2 4x 4 or 23×4 =
  • Multiplication of three 1-digit numbers taking two at a time

Second Term


  • Division of whole numbers not exceeding 48 by 2, 3, 4, 5and 6 without remainder
  • Factors of whole number not exceeding 48
  • find a missing factor in a given numbers
  • distinguish between multiples and factors

Open Sentence

Pupils should be able to:

  • find missing numbers in open sentences
  • identify the relationship between – addition and subtraction, – subtraction
  • solve related quantitative aptitude problems


  • Changing money not exceeding N20.00 into smaller units
  • Shopping involving addition and subtraction with money not greater than N20
  • Multiplication of money with product not exceeding N20


  • Measure of length widths and comparison of estimates with actual measurement using steps and hand span
  • Measuring and finding the perimeter of regular figures in meters and centimeters
  • Comparing nonstandard measure e.g. arms length
  • Measurement in meters and centimeters


Pupils should be able to:

  • say time accurately in hours and minutes

Read: List of Nursery and Primary School Subjects

Third Term


Pupils should be able to:

  • gives dates in day and month.
  • mention the importance of time in daily life activities


  • Introduction of grams and kilograms as units of measurement
  • Weight of some rocks and minerals
  • appreciate the need for grams and kilograms as standard units of measure for transactions
  • change grams to kilogram and kilograms to grams


  • Identifying liter as a unit of measuring capacity
  • Measuring liquid e.g. water with graduated cylinder up to any stated number of liters


Pupils should be able to:

  • identify shapes with lines of symmetry
  • identify lines of symmetry in everyday life
  • State properties of square, rectangle and triangles
  • Identify that some shapes in everyday life are square, rectangular, triangular and circular and therefore see mathematics in everyday life
  • distinguish between curves and straight lines
  • identify the presence of straight lines and curve in real life situations
  • draws square, rectangle, triangles and circles


Pupils should be able to:

  • read and represent information in pictograms using vertical and horizontal arrangements
  • represent information on a pictogram
  • identify the most common features of pictogram (the mode)
  • mention the usefulness of pictogram (the mode)

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