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These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is numerical, one geometric.

Exploring Wild & Wonderful Number Patterns

EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.


Place this "worm" on the 100 square and find the total of the four squares it covers. Keeping its head in the same place, what other totals can you make?

Let's Face It

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you place a $4$ by $4$ magic square on each face of a cube so that along each edge of the cube the numbers match?

You can find out more about constructing magic squares and finding different transformations (re-arrangements that preserve the magic properties) in these two articles Magic Squares and Magic Squares II .