# Cazoom Maths Starters: Magic Squares

This resource introduces magic squares and number puzzles where each row, column, and diagonal adds up to the same total (the magic constant).

## Why are magic squares important?

Magic squares help learners develop:

- Number sense: Practice with addition and finding patterns in numbers.
- Problem-solving skills: Applying logic to find missing values.
- Arithmetic fluency: Improving calculation speed and accuracy.
- Fun with maths: Showing that maths can be playful and engaging.

## How can this resource help?

This resource provides:

- Clear explanation: Defines magic squares and gives examples.
- Puzzle variety: Includes different magic squares to solve.
- Solutions included: Allows learners to check their answers.
- Free PDF download: Offers an easily accessible learning activity.

## Benefits for learners:

- Improves number skills and arithmetic fluency.
- Develops problem-solving and logical thinking strategies.
- Builds confidence in approaching maths puzzles.
- Offers a fun and engaging way to practice maths.

This resource is perfect for teachers looking for a warm-up activity or for parents wanting to support their child's maths learning in a playful way.