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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?

Magic Squares 4x4

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.