# Multiplication Grid

## A Maths Starter Of The Day

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Copy and complete this multiplication grid.

Topics: Starter | Arithmetic

• 8 set 2, Verdin High School Cheshire
• Friday, February 23, 2007
• "Level 1 is too easy for some classes and yet level 2 is too difficult. There needs to be an easier level 2."
• Transum,
• Friday, February 23, 2007
• "Dear 8 set 2. Thanks very much for your feedback. On your suggestion the three level scale has now been changed to five levels. The new levels 2 and 3 fit between the old levels 1 and 2 in terms of difficulty.
Having said that, the grids are generated by random numbers so there is a chance that a grid comprising of larger numbers is actually easier to solve. Refreshing the page will repopulate the grid with different numbers at the same level.
The numbers at the heads of the rows and columns are randomly generated so that they are:
Level 1: Up to 10
Level 2: Up to 20
Level 3: Up to 50
Level 4: Up to 100
Level 5: Up to 1000"
• Margaret,
• Sunday, January 06, 2008
• "How do I change the levels?"
• Transum,
• Tuesday, January 08, 2008
• Miss Reakes, The English College Dubai
• Monday, March 17, 2008
• "This is a fantastic starter as it works their brains at the start of the lesson while I take the register! I've used it a great deal with classes of varying abilities. They ring the values they fill in and I record their scores. We monitor it over a few lessons to see if they have improved or maintained a good accuracy and award house points"
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• Sue, Plymouth
• Wednesday, January 06, 2010
• "How about one extra level to have numbers from -12 to 12?"
• Mr Fox, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive
• Monday, March 21, 2011
• "I agree, a negative numbers grid would be brilliant!"
• Transum,
• Sunday, June 12, 2011
• "Thanks for your suggestion Sue and Mr Fox. There is now the option to include negative numbers as can be seen below."

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Positive numbers only  Level 1  Level 2  Level 3  Level 4  Level 5

Positive and Negative  Level 1  Level 2  Level 3  Level 4  Level 5

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