The multiplication square is a good place to look for patterns. There are a number of patterns which children can look for, and doing this will also help to reinforce their knowledge of their multiplication tables.
The worksheet below consists of a picture of the multiplication square which the children can examine. They can also indicate the patterns they have found by colouring the appropriate squares in different colours.
The questions at the bottom of the worksheet focus the children’s attention towards any patterns that they might have missed.
The following picture indicates the situation of even (pink) and odd (green) numbers in the multiplication square:
(Square numbers are indicated by a blue circle).