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Magic Square: Fill In the Numbers

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

'Magic Square: Fill In the Numbers' worksheet

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
 
  7  

 

Answer 

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
9 
6 7 2 

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