# 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.

### 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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