# 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.