This 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, and writing activities for teachers interested in interdisciplinary work. The unit includes directions for building magic squares, magic square generators, discussion of some special properties of magic squares, a Java applet, links to other magic square Web sites, and articles such as "What is a Magic Square?" and "Where's the Math?"


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