# Max Maths, Year 3, Learn together, Units of time (4)

## Maths Resource Description

In a Year 3 mathematics lesson focused on units of time, students are encouraged to explore the concept of years as a measurement of time. They are presented with a real-world example: a tree that has grown over a period of seven years. This example is used to prompt the children to think about what other events or phenomena are typically measured in years. The lesson aims to help students make connections between the growth of living things and other long-term processes or events that occur over annual cycles.

To further their understanding, the lesson includes a practical reference that helps students grasp the concept of a year's duration. It is explained that one year is equivalent to 12 months. An engaging dialogue between a character named Padma and another person delves into the frequency of the Olympic Games, which Padma correctly states occur every four years. This conversation not only reinforces the measurement of time in years but also introduces the idea of multi-year intervals, providing a context for understanding and measuring longer spans of time in a way that is relatable and easy for Year 3 students to comprehend.