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# So It's Times!

Imagine that you have another version of this grid (with the same numbers), but this one is made of plastic that you can see through. You place the plastic one over the other grid so that it covers it completely. You can flip it over and/or turn it around as you put it down. Now, each pair of numbers (one above the other) is multiplied together, and all of these products are added together.

Your challenge is to say which way of flipping over and/or turning the plastic grid will give you the highest total and which way will give you the lowest total, without calculating and adding together the 36 multiplications.

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*So It's Times! printable sheet*

On the table in front of you is a grid like this:

Imagine that you have another version of this grid (with the same numbers), but this one is made of plastic that you can see through. You place the plastic one over the other grid so that it covers it completely. You can flip it over and/or turn it around as you put it down. Now, each pair of numbers (one above the other) is multiplied together, and all of these products are added together.

Your challenge is to say which way of flipping over and/or turning the plastic grid will give you the highest total and which way will give you the lowest total, without calculating and adding together the 36 multiplications.