Math Curiosity: Magic Squares
Students arrange integers into squares so that each row, column, and diagonal will add up to the same sum.
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- I introduce the idea of a magic square and then start students off with a 3×3 square that has 5 in the middle.
- As an extra hint, I reveal that the sums must all equal 15.
- Finally, I reveal the solution and challenge your students to try a 4×4 magic square!