Bell Work

The Magic Square

Have students solve the following problem:
  1. Draw a 3x3 box on a scrap piece of paper.
  2. Using the consecutive odd digits from 1 to 17, fill in the square so that the sum of each row, column, and diagonal equals 27.
  3. This is called the magic square.

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