These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is
numerical, one geometric.
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.
Look carefully at the numbers.
What do you notice?
Can you make another square using the numbers $1$ to $16$, that
displays the same properties?
Find out what Albrecht Dürer has to do with this
arrangement of numbers.
There are twelve different types of $4$ by $4$ magic square
that use the numbers $1$ to $16$. See if you can find information
about these twelve types and show examples of each one.
Look carefully in each case at the patterns produced when a
total of $17$ is searched for.
Can you finish off the $5$ by $5$ magic square below?