Magic Square Worksheets

Attention: Correction to Magic Square Worksheets #2

Hello everybody! You may have noticed if you tried to solve the second magic square on worksheet #2 it did not work. The magic number I had originally was not correct. So I changed it to 60. I also put the solution on the second page when you print it off.

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Experience the magic of math with magic square worksheets! They are an excellent way for kids to see how fun math can be, while building on both their math and critical thinking skills.

You will find several magic squares below - some easier, some harder.

Magic Squares Are Special!

But what makes magic squares so special and cool?

  • All the rows add up to same the sum.
  • All columns add up to same the sum.
  • Both diagonals add up to the same sum. 
  • All of these sums are the same!

Worksheet 1: Try this set of four magic squares for starters.  I even fill in some of the boxes already.

Worksheet 2: Here are four more magic squares.  About the same difficulty as the worksheet 1.

I'm going to add more worksheets over next couple of days.  Once I get them on the site, you'll find magic square worksheets that have fractions, decimals, and even negative numbers.  

Students enjoy figuring them out and they get a chance to build upon much needed math skills like addition, subtraction, fractions, decimals, and handling negative and positive numbers.

I am going to put some harder magic squares up as well.  So instead of filling in three or four numbers for you, I will maybe just fill in one or two numbers.  And in the hardest ones, I will fill in no numbers at all. 

How To Solve A Magic Square

I will teach you how to get a magic square solution with no numbers filled in.  Then you will be an expert!.

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Math Magic Trick Using a Magic Square that kids will enjoy performing.  This cool math trick is a fun way to amaze friends and family.  The math magician performs an instant calculation by quickly giving the sum of any four numbers a volunteer covers up!

By the way, if there are any other types of magic squares you'd like to see that I didn't mention, please feel free to let me know so I can get some of those up too.  Just contact me and tell me what you're looking for. Thanks for stopping by!

Greg the 'Math Games Guy'


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