Use the canvas here and fill in the missing parts of the multiplication table below. Use Number Tiles or copy the existing tiles.

*What patterns do you see in the multiplication table?*

*What methods & strategies did you use to create the missing shapes?*

- Which shapes are squares and which are rectangles?

The oldest known multiplication tables were used by the Babylonians about 4000 years ago. However, they used a base of 60. The oldest known tables using a base of 10 are the Chinese decimal multiplication table on bamboo strips dating to about 305 BC. This multiplication table shows is another way to represent multiplication.

## Extension

Find the total number of squares in the multiplication table.