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Fill in the Numbers in a Magic Square

In this worksheet, students will use a simple rule to work out the missing numbers in a magic square.

'Fill in the Numbers in a Magic Square' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Square Numbers

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will learn how to fill in missing numbers in magic squares.



Fill in the missing numbers in this magic square.





Each row, column and diagonal must add to the same amount (the magic total).


The clue here is that we have 3, 5 and 7 in a column, which means that the magic total is 3 + 5 + 7 = 15


Use this fact to complete the square using addition and subtraction.


8 3
6 7 2 



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