Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!
Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.
This article explains how to make your own magic square to mark a special occasion with the special date of your choice on the top line.
This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Special clue numbers related to the difference between numbers in
two adjacent cells and values of the stars in the "constellation"
make this a doubly interesting problem.
Use the 'double-3 down' dominoes to make a square so that each side has eight dots.
How can we help students make sense of addition and subtraction of negative numbers?
Use these four dominoes to make a square that has the same number of dots on each side.
The country Sixtania prints postage stamps with only three values 6 lucres, 10 lucres and 15 lucres (where the currency is in lucres).Which values cannot be made up with combinations of these postage. . . .
An account of some magic squares and their properties and and how to construct them for yourself.
Freddie Manners, of Packwood Haugh School in Shropshire solved an
alphanumeric without using the extra information supplied and this
article explains his reasoning.
Three dice are placed in a row. Find a way to turn each one so that the three numbers on top of the dice total the same as the three numbers on the front of the dice. Can you find all the ways to do. . . .
Fancy a game of cricket? Here is a mathematical version you can play indoors without breaking any windows.
Using the 8 dominoes make a square where each of the columns and rows adds up to 8