Magic Square Worksheets

Magic Square Worksheets

Magic squares puzzles are the best way for your kids to learn and practice addition. These magic square worksheets are just right for you. Solving puzzles is way more interesting than just doing sums. Magic squares may well be made in line with a variety of rules. In the ones you find here, each column, row, and diagonal add up to the “magic number” which is given with each grid. Not just magic squares! There’s more. Go for more fun number puzzles: Number Fill In PuzzlesNumber Search Puzzles.

Here is an example where the magic number is 15.

magic square puzzle - sum 15

And the solution looks like this with numbers adding up in rows, columns, and across to magic number 15 respectively.

magic square example

How To Solve Magic Square Puzzles?

This is one way of solving the magic squares…

  1. If the grid is of 3*3 size, the numbers filling in the grid will be 1 to 9 (3*3). List them from least to greatest on a sheet of paper.
  2. Add them all up. (Sums up to 45 for a 3*3 grid)
  3. Divide the result from step 2 by size of grid (3 for a 3*3 grid: 45/3=15). This is the magic sum.
  4. Now, go back to your list 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Start solving by placing the number in the center that is 5 of that list in the center of the grid.
  5. Then other numbers should be filled in such that the numbers in each row, each column and diagonally add up to the magic number as per the rule of magic squares.

Beginner Magic Square Puzzles

Let’s get into the easy beginner magic square puzzles to get a hold of how to solve the magic square puzzles. In this level 3*3 grids are given with 2 numbers filled in and you’ve got to find out the 3rd number provided with the magic sum. Are you up to find the 3rd number while having a good practice in additions.

This is a magic square puzzle with the su being 15. Remember the rule? Each row, each column and diagonal numbers must add up to magic sum.

magic square puzzle beginner level

Here’s the solution, in case you’re wondering

Row 1: x+7+6=15 => x= 2

Row 2: 9+5+z=15 => z=1

Row 3: 4+y+8=15 => y=3


magic square puzzle beginner level solution

This is another easy magic square puzzle with magic sum 12. Here the numbers include 0 to 8, 9 digits filling the 3*3 grid.

magic square puzzle beginner level with sum 12

The solution goes as follows:

Let’s try out column wise now

Column 1: x+2+7=12 => x=3

Column 2: 8+y+0=12 => y=4

Column 3: 1+6+z=12 => z=5

magic square puzzle beginner level with sum 12 solution

We’ll get back with more Intermediate Magic Square Puzzles, Advanced Magic Square Puzzles for you.

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