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Three levels of magic squares on holiday-themed activity sheets that will challenge minds, support a math center, and differentiate in your classroom. These puzzles support mental math and math fluency. One magic square has nine boxes and adds up to 15. Another magic square has sixteen boxes and adds up to 34. The most challenging magic square has twenty-five boxes and adds up to 65. All of the activity sheets look identical, except for the square in the middle. For example, there are three turkey activity sheets, each with a different level of magic square in the middle. This allows students to feel as though they are all doing the same activity, yet you are able to differentiate. An additional differentiation trick is to provide a few of the numbers ahead of time, or after students reach their frustration level. Early finishers can color the holiday-themed background image. An answer key is provided for all three puzzles.
Three levels of activity sheets are included for each of these holidays:
Halloween (two different images)
St. Patrick's Day