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# Magic Square Jigsaws

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Drag the jigsaw pieces onto the frame so that the numbers form a magic square.

The sum of the numbers in each row, column and diagonal should be the same

#### 3 by 3 Magic Square

If the four by four magic square is too big for you why not try this smaller, easier puzzle.

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#### Perfect Magic Square

Arrange the sixteen numbers on the 4 by 4 grid to make a magic square.

Transum.org/go/?to=perfectmagic

#### Magic Square Puzzle

Find all of the possible ways of making the magic total from the numbers in this four by four magic square.

Transum.org/go/?to=magicsquarepuzzle

#### Octagram Star

Arrange the sixteen numbers on the octagram so that the numbers in each line add up to the same total.

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## Description of Levels

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Level 1 - Three piece puzzle

Level 2 - Four piece puzzle

Level 3 - Five piece puzzle

Level 4 - Six piece puzzle

Level 5 - Seven piece puzzle

Level 6 - Eight piece puzzle

Level 7 - Nine piece puzzle

Level 8 - Ten piece puzzle

Perfect Magic Square - If you can do the jigsaw magic squares, this is your next challenge.

More Puzzles including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and self-marking exercises.

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## Transum.org

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#### Remainder Race

A brilliant game involving chance and choice requiring an ability to calculate the remainder when a two digit number is divided by a single digit number. There are one and two player versions and the rules are inspired by the Royal Game of Ur.

## Numeracy

"Numeracy is a proficiency which is developed mainly in Mathematics but also in other subjects. It is more than an ability to do basic arithmetic. It involves developing confidence and competence with numbers and measures. It requires understanding of the number system, a repertoire of mathematical techniques, and an inclination and ability to solve quantitative or spatial problems in a range of contexts. Numeracy also demands understanding of the ways in which data are gathered by counting and measuring, and presented in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables."

Secondary National Strategy, Mathematics at key stage 3

## Go Maths

Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths main page links to more activities designed for students in upper Secondary/High school.

## Teachers

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When planning to use technology in your lesson always have a plan B!

Charlotte,

Friday, July 10, 2020

"This was super fun! We found the first level easy but as the levels went up it got harder! Everyone really enjoyed doing this. Thank's Transum!"

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