**Magic Squares**

Description

Your goal is the place the numbers 1 – 9 in a 3 by 3 grid so each row, column, and diagonal add up to the same magic number.

Can you find what this magic number is?

Materials

- Set of playing cards
- Index cards

Teachers

**Good for Grades**: First – Eighth

**Strategies: **Working backwards, wishful thinking, spatial awareness

**Standards: **I will fill this in soon! I promise! -Spencer

### Description

Your goal is to place the wolves and sheep on a game board so none of the sheep will be eaten! Wolves will eat any sheep on the same row, column, or diagonal as them.

Can you figure out an arrangement so none of sheep are in danger of being eaten?

### Materials

- Set of objects to represent wolves
- Set of objects to represent sheep
- Wolves & Sheep Printouts

(Spanish Version Printouts)

Or a chessboard/checkerboard

### Teachers

**Good for Grades**: First – Eighth

**Strategies: **Working backwards, wishful thinking, spatial awareness

**Standards: **I will fill this in soon! I promise! -Spencer