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Operation Grid Blanks 4 x 4 Resource (Free Download)

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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