A number square can be used to help children spot and work with number patterns. A multiplication number square is a visual aid to help children recognise the sequence in which each set of multiples occurs.
Multiplication squares are colour-coded to make the multiplication patterns easy to spot; the blue and yellow multiplication square below also highlights square numbers.
A multiplication / times tables square is a great resource to help your child practise all of the times tables up to 12 in one place. To find the answer to any multiplication problem up to 12×12 they simply match the numbers at the top and sides of the multiplication square.
Completing a blank multiplication square by filling in the blank boxes with the correct number is a good multiplication knowledge checking activity: TheSchoolRun also has some pre-made multiplication square practice activities to download:
- Complete the multiplication square: 2, 5 and 10 times tables
- Complete the multiplication square: 3, 4 and 8 times tables
- Complete the multiplication square: 6 and 9 times tables
- Complete the multiplication square: 7, 11 and 12 times tables