  # Magic Square: Fill In the Numbers

In this worksheet, students use a simple rule to work out the missing numbers in a magic square. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Addition and Subtraction

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Correct Methods to Problem Solve

Difficulty level:   #### Worksheet Overview

In this worksheet you will learn how to fill missing numbers in magic squares.

Example

Fill in the missing numbers in this magic square.

 3 4 1 5 7

Each row, column and diagonal will 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 4 1 5 9 6 7 2

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