*The Man Who Counted*, we discovered the fun of

**Magic Squares.**

Any way you add them up, horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, you get the same sum. Of course we had to get on the internet to find out more.

**We found alot!**

This one also has some other interesting properties:

Try adding up corners or the 4 center squares. Pretty neat, huh? This one came from a website here: http://mathforum.org/alejandre/magic.square/adler/adler.whatsquare.html

Here is a nice explanation of them, along with some interesting historical magic squares and variations, including one by Ben Franklin!: http://mathforum.org/alejandre/magic.square.html

This site also has lots of links to other magic square sites.

Here is an interactive magic square puzzle: http://www.dubster.com/math/

Here you can print up some magic square worksheets to fill in missing numbers: http://www.blackdog.net/games/math/worksheets/magic/

I think this is enough to keep us busy for awhile!

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