Looking at a completed multiplication square with your child can really help them to understand and develop their knowledge of the multiplication tables up to 12 x 12. Below are a few questions they could investigate by colouring the multiplication square.
Colour the odd numbers in the multiplication square.
- Can you notice a pattern?
- Are there more odd or even numbers in the multiplication square?
- Do you know why?
- What type of numbers (odd or even) must you multiply together to get an odd result?
How about an even result?
Colour in the 9x table.
- What patterns can you find?
- Is the 9x table a little like adding ten and subtracting 1 each time?
- How about the 11x table – what patterns do you notice?
A square number is a number multiplied by itself. Can you colour in the square numbers?
- What pattern do they make?
- Can you work out what the next square number would be?