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Magic Square

Arrange the given numbers in a three by three grid to make a magic square.

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Drag the numbers into the green cells to make a magic square.
The totals of each row, column and diagonal should be the same.

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Are there any other ways to make a magic square using these numbers?


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This is Magic Square level 1. You can also try:
Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8

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"I used this with my bottom set in year 9. To engage them I used their name and favorite football team (or pop group) instead of the school name. For homework, I asked each student to find a definition for the key words they had been given (once they had fun trying to guess the answer) and they presented their findings to the rest of the class the following day. They felt really special because the key words came from their own personal information."

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Go Maths

Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths main page links to more activities designed for students in upper Secondary/High school.

"As an extension activity consider the following questions:
How many magic squares are there that contain the numbers 5, 8 and 12? (ignore rotations and reflections).
Is the centre number of a magic square always one third of the row and column totals?
Can you create a magic square using only prime numbers?"

Monday, December 2, 2013


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