Small Squares Resource (Free Download)

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

Small Squares resource description

Here is a page of small squares that could be cut out and used for a variety of mathematical lessons.

Small Squares

What is the resource?

This PDF has pages filled with small squares. Teachers can pick pages with blank squares or those with faint dot grids inside each square.  Perfect for primary learners.


Why are small squares important?

Squares seem basic, but they are learning powerhouses:

  • Early graphing: Even little kids can use squares as basic graph paper
  • Area: How many squares fill a shape? This basic question builds area understanding.
  • Multiplication: Squares visualise arrays (rows and columns), making times tables less abstract.
  • Design & craft: Planning patterns, simple pixel art – it all starts with squares.


Why is this resource helpful?

It makes tough maths concepts hands-on and visual:

  • Concrete materials: Kids can cut out, colour, and manipulate the squares.
  • Visualising numbers: Seeing them as physical blocks aid early number skills.
  • Supports exploration: Kids can test their own maths ideas freely with these.
  • Low-pressure practice: Simple squares remove the 'wrong answer' fear for new learners.
  • Printable PDF: Endless copies for lessons, games, or take-home challenges.

This resource helps students build a strong foundation. Using squares grounds abstract maths ideas in physical, and visual experiences.



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