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Magic Squares 4x4

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Why do this problem?

This problem requires basic addition and subtraction but in an interesting context.

Key questions

Which square could you fill in first?
Have you added the numbers in this column/row/diagonal?

Possible extension

Pupils could try making their own double-sided magic square.

Possible support

Children could try the Magic Squares 3x3 problem.