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Why do this problem?

This problem requires basic addition and subtraction but in an interesting context.

Key questions

Which square could you fill in first?
Have you added the numbers in this column/row/diagonal?

Possible extension

Some pupils might like to try the Magic Squares 4x4 problem.

Possible support

Using digit cards will help some children make a start on this problem.