AQE Maths square numbers for Transfer Test

Recently there has been one maths question per year directly related to AQE Maths square numbers.

What is a square number?

When you multiply a number by itself, the answer is a  square number.

For example – 25 (5 × 5)     81 (9 × 9).

In your multiplication square which shows the times tables, the square numbers are the green numbers that run diagonally.

Practise Maths word problems Not all AQE Maths questions are written as word problems, but plenty are. You need to read carefully to do Maths. Take your time to underline the important words in the question. There’s no point using all your skills to do a perfect calculation, if you haven’t answered the right question. It’s like digging the exact hole you need to plant your tree, in the WRONG GARDEN!!

 

Which square numbers do you need to know for AQE Maths?

You only need to know the square numbers up to 12 × 12 (144), so it’s not too tricky to learn these carefully and then be confident that you can always tackle a question on this topic.

In fact, you know them already from learning your times tables. Here they are –

1 × 1 = 1

2 × 2  = 4

3 × 3  = 9

4 × 4 = 16

5 × 5 = 25

6 × 6 = 36

7 × 7 = 49

8 × 8 = 64

9 × 9 = 81

10 × 10 = 100

11 × 11 = 121

12 × 12 = 144

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