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Number Squares

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

These two solutions came from West Flegg Middle School. The first square uses addition and the second uses subtraction. Do you see the patterns in the numbers? Did anyone else end up with all the same numbers in the centre?

A square using addition

A square using subtraction