Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?
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.
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.
How can we help students make sense of addition and subtraction of negative numbers?
Use the 'double-3 down' dominoes to make a square so that each side has eight dots.
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. . . .
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
An account of some magic squares and their properties and and how to construct them for yourself.
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. . . .
Use these four dominoes to make a square that has the same number of dots on each side.
Freddie Manners, of Packwood Haugh School in Shropshire solved an
alphanumeric without using the extra information supplied and this
article explains his reasoning.
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