# 150 Rectangular Grid

## What is the resource?

This PDF provides a grid with 150 identical squares. Perfect for primary/early secondary pupils depending on the chosen activities given alongside it.

## Why are rectangular grids important?

They're simple but have surprising power for building maths understanding:

- Area concept: Each square is 'one', teaching how size is not just length, but length x width.
- Skip-counting practice: Kids track progress in rows when counting by a value other than just one.
- Times tables groundwork: Array models for visualizing multiplication are all about square arrangement.
- Graphing foundation: Early plotting points teach that grids show the location/relationship of numbers.

## Why is this resource helpful?

This format opens the door to flexible use depending on learner needs:

- Not too big, not too small: 150 hits a sweet spot, challenging but less likely to overwhelm many kids.
- Supports counting strategies: Provides a visual aid for those less 'fluent' at quick jumps (adding 3 each).
- Patterning exploration: Coloring rows/columns reveals rules – great for primes, multiples, and symmetry.
- Printable PDF: Teachers can issue the same tool differentiated with the task, not the sheet itself.

This 'visual support' helps kids make leaps independently. They 'discover' how maths works within a structured setting that gives confidence.

Also, have a look at our wide range of worksheets that are specifically curated to help your students practice their skills related to numbers. These teaching resources and worksheets are in PDF format and can be downloaded easily.