# maths square machine working model – maths tlm

## Introduction:

In this project, we will create a math square machine using cardboard and colored paper. This model will help visualize multiplication facts and patterns in a creative and interactive way. The machine will consist of rotating disks with numbers and will allow users to multiply two numbers to find the product.

Materials Needed:

1. Cardboard
2. Colored paper (different colors)
3. Compass or circular objects for tracing
4. Scissors
5. Glue
6. Pen or marker
7. Push pin or thumbtack
9. Ruler
10. Pencil

## Step-by-Step Explanation:

1. Preparing the Base:
• Cut a square piece of cardboard as the base of the machine.
• Draw a smaller square in the center (about 1/3 the size of the base) to create a border.
2. Creating Rotating Disks:
• Cut several circles from colored paper using the compass or circular objects. These will represent the rotating disks.
• Divide each circle into eight equal segments using a ruler.
3. Numbering the Disks:
• Write the numbers 1 to 13 on the segments of each circle. Each circle represents a different row of the multiplication table.
4. Assembling the Machine:
• Attach the colored circles to the base using split pins (brads). Insert the pins through the center of the circles and the center of the base.
• Ensure that the circles can rotate freely around the center of the base.