Magic Squares: Math, History, Geography
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|Designed primarily for middle school and older elementary school students, this Math Forum Web unit includes classroom activities for four different squares: Lo Shu, Sator, Dürer, and Franklin, three of them demonstrating increasing complexity using numbers, and one made up of letters, with number and symmetry questions and links and suggestions for history / geography / writing activities for teachers interested in interdisciplinary work. Includes directions for building magic squares, definitions, discussion of some special properties of magic squares, a Java applet, and links to other magic square Web sites.|
|Levels:||Late Elem. (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Resource Types:||Lesson Plans and Activities, Problems/Puzzles, Link Listings, Web Interactive/Java|
|Math Topics:||Number Sense/About Numbers, Symmetry/Tessellations, History and Biography, Geography|
|Math Ed Topics:||Interdisciplinary/Thematic Studies, Multiculturalism|
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