Multiplication Tables
Below you can see a multiplication table square. This shows all the times tables from 1 to 12. If you look carefully at the square, you can see many patterns. Your task is to find as many patterns as you can. Remember to look horizontally (left to right), vertically (up and down), and diagonally.

- Look at the 2 times table. What patterns can you find?
- Look at the 9 times table. What patterns can you find?
- Look at the 11 times table. What patterns can you find?
- Look at the even numbers and the odd numbers in the grid. Are they arranged in a certain way? Why do you think this is?
- Look for square numbers in the grid. A square number is made by multiplying a number by itself:
1 x 1 = 1
2 x 2 = 4
3 x 3 = 9
4 x 4 = 16

[1, 4, 9 and 16 are all square numbers. What others can you find?]
Are the square numbers arranged in a certain way? Why do you think this is?

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