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CBSE Class 3 Maths Syllabus

"Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." - Galileo Galilei.

Mathematics is not just a necessity but a privilege to use in day-to-day life. The lack of mathematical aptitude holds you back from a lot. Hence students should have an in-depth working understanding of the basic mathematical principles by Class III. below is the syllabus for the same that encompasses topics like measurements and mathematical functions like division and multiplication to create a working base for further education.


The Unit wise syllabus for Class 3 Maths is given below in the serial order of the chapters appearing in the book.

NCERT book ( as per CBSE ) - Math-Magic book 3


  • 01. Where to Look From
  • 02. Fun With Numbers
  • 03. Give and Take
  • 04. Long and Shorta
  • 05. Shapes and Designs
  • 06. Fun With Give
  • 07. Time Goes On
  • 08. Who is Heavier?
  • 09. How Many Times?
  • 10. Play With Patterns
  • 11. Jugs and Mugs
  • 12. Can We Share?
  • 13. Smart Charts!
  • 14. Rupees and Paise


The below-mentioned points describe the course structure of Class III mathematics along with the suggested time that should be used for the topics.

Geometry (16 hrs.)


  • Creates shapes through paper folding, paper cutting.
  • Identifies 2-D shapes.
  • Describe the various 2-D shapes by counting their sides, corners, and diagonals.
  • Makes shapes on the dot-grid using straight lines and curves.
  • Creates shapes using tangram pieces.
  • Matches the properties of two 2-D shapes by observing their sides and corners (vertices).
  • Tiles a given region using a tile of a given shape.
  • Distinguishes between shapes that tile and that do not tile.
  • Intuitive idea of a map. Reads simple maps. (not necessarily scaled)
  • Draws some 3D-objects.

Numbers (42 hrs.)



  • Reads and writes 3-digit numbers.
  • Expands a number w.r.t. place values.
  • Counts in different ways - starting from any number.
  • Compares numbers.
  • Forms greatest and smallest numbers using given digits.


  • Adds and subtracts numbers by writing them vertically in the following two cases: – without regrouping. – with regrouping.
  • Uses the place value in the standard algorithm of addition and subtraction.
  • Solves addition and subtraction problems in different situations presented through pictures and stories. Frames problems for addition and subtraction facts.
  • Estimates the sum of, and the difference between, two given numbers.


  • Explains the meaning of multiplication (as repeated addition).
  • Identifies the sign of multiplication.
  • Constructs the multiplication tables of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10
  • Uses multiplication facts in situations.
  • Multiplies two-digit numbers using standard algorithm and Lattice multiplication algorithm.


  • Explains the meaning of division from the context of equal grouping and sharing.
  • Relates division with multiplication.
  • Completes division facts: – by grouping – by using multiplication tables.


  • Adds and subtracts single digit numbers and two-digit numbers mentally.
  • Doubles two-digit numbers mentally (result not exceeding two digits).

Money (5 hrs.)

  • Converts Rupee. to Paise using play money.
  • Adds and subtracts amounts using column addition, and subtraction without regrouping.
  • Makes rate charts and bills.

Measurement (21 hrs.)


  • Appreciates the need for a standard unit.
  • Measures length using appropriate standard units of length by choosing between centimetres and metres.
  • Estimates the length of a given object in standard units and verifies by measuring.
  • Uses a ruler.
  • Relates centimeter and meter.


  • Weighs objects using non-standard Units.
  • Appreciates the conservation of weight.


  • Measures and compares the capacity of different containers in terms of non-standard units.
  • Appreciates the conservation of volume.


  • Reads a calendar to find a particular day and date.
  • Reads the time correct to the hour.
  • Sequences the events chronologically.

Data Handling (6 hrs.)

  • Records data using tally marks.
  • Collects data and represents in terms of pictograph choosing appropriate scale and unit for display through pictographs.
  • Draws conclusions from the data by discussing with the teacher.

Patterns (6 hrs.)

  • Identifies simple symmetrical shapes and patterns.
  • Makes patterns and designs from straight lines and other geometrical shapes.
  • Identifies patterns in the numerals for odd and even numbers and in adding odd and even numbers.
  • Partitions a number in different ways.
  • Identifies patterns in his surroundings.
  • Identifies patterns in multiplication with, and dividing by 10s.

objectives and assigned course structure help you divide the syllabus time-wise while both teaching and learning. The given checkmarks are to be met for a complete comprehension of the curriculum.