*Looking for a great way to excite and engage your math students -* *magic square puzzles**are a no-brainer!*

*Magic Squares help kids use their brains and have fun while reviewing addition, multiplication, fractions, decimals and more.*

You'll find a variety of magic square puzzles, worksheets, and games here. Print them in pdf format.

The magic squares here range from smallest - 3 by 3, to largest - 6 by 6. And they involve addition, multiplication, fractions, or decimals. *Have you kids grab a pencil and get your game face on!*

**Ideas for Teachers and Parents**

- You could introduce the concept of Magic Squares to students by passing out a filled out a magic square to each student or a small group of students and have them look at it and ask if they notice anything about it.
- You could start your student/s out on the smaller (3 by 3) magic squares. You'll notice that the easier puzzles have 4 or 5 numbers already filled in. The harder puzzles have less numbers filled in.
- Have students pair up and have them work on Magic Squares as a team to compete with other teams to see which team can successfully fill their Magic Square first.

**Types of Magic Squares**

**Addition Magic Squares**

The addition square is the most popular type of magic square and the one you may be already familiar with. Below is a picture of a square with the numbers already filled in.

- Addition Magic Square #1 - 3 x 3
*(Solution)* - Addition Magic Square #2 - 3 x 3
*(Solution)*

The size of magic squares range from the smallest, **3x3 (3 rows and 3 columns)**, to very very large. The world record set in 2012 for the largest magic square ever printed was one with **3559 rows and 3559 columns**! Don't worry, we won't be solving any over 8 rows and 8 columns.

**Multiplication Magic Squares**

Lots of people are less familiar with Multiplication magic squares. They're great for helping kids build multiplications skills in a fun and engaging way! They work the same way as the addition square except we use multiplication instead. So all the rows, columns, and diagonals will have the same product!

*Note: *I will be adding more magic squares in the next week or so, to include **fractions**, **decimals** and larger **addition** and **multiplication **magic squares.

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