# Operation Grid Blanks 4 x 4

Suitable for Year groups: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

## Operation Grid Blanks 4 x 4 resource description

Here is a page of blank 4 x 4 operation grids which can be used for addition, multiplication and other operations for topics such as number, algebra or probability sample space diagrams.

# Operation Grid Blanks

## What is the resource?

This PDF offers blank grids in two sizes – a classic 'hundred square' and a simple 3x3. It targets primary learners practising operations (addition, subtraction, etc.).

## Why are operation grids important?

They turn operations into a visual puzzle, making maths  meaningful:

• Number patterns: Kids fill the grid doing 'hops' of +10, -2, etc. Spotting rules emerge.
• Place value: Each row shows tens/ones clearly, boosting number sense.
• Missing numbers: Blank cells act as a fun challenge – what goes here? Builds reasoning.
• Error detection: When a pattern breaks, students have to analyse, and fix mistakes.

## Why is this resource helpful?

The blank format encourages a focus on maths thinking alongside number facts:

• Flexible tool: Teachers fill in starting numbers to set the task difficulty.
• Hands-on: Kids can colour, cross off, and visualise as they fill the grid – more than a worksheet.
• Supports exploration: Open-ended prompts spark discovery like- What if I start here?
• Printable PDF: Offers endless copies for drills, games, and puzzles for individual kids or a group.

These grids help bridge the gap between rote calculation and deep number understanding. It encourages problem-solving through play.

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