Benefits of Magic Square Puzzles
Are you afraid of Mathematics? Do you use calculators for solving simple Arithmetic operations involving addition and subtraction? Stop worrying. Your days of Math Phobia are over.
Welcome to Magic Square Puzzles, the one and only Puzzle based on the Magic squares.
Magic square Puzzles are being published every day in THE HINDU IN SCHOOL a newspaper catering to the school children from the prestigious newspaper THE HINDU almost since its inception.
Magic square involves Arithmetic operations like the addition and the subtraction. It also involves Logic.
By the way, ‘What are magic square puzzles?’
Magic square puzzles involve 8x8 grids of numbers from 1 to 64 each occurring only once such that their rows columns and two diagonals give the same total 260.
In addition to that the 8x8 magic square is divided into four 4x4 grid which give the same sum of 130 for all their rows, columns and 2 diagonals.
Apart from that each 2x2 marked in the same color gives the same total of 130. The centre 2x2 marked in a box also gives a total of the sum of 130.
In every puzzle we will be giving away a few numbers openly. The rest of the 64 numbers you have to find out using these rules.
There is a hint button, which will give you a useful hint when you press the same. It will initially tell you the cell that could be solved. Then you can press a button that would give you the formula to get the answer. If you press the same button again you would get the answer.
When you enter the correct numbers in any row, column or diagonal their color changes to green.
This also happens when you enter the correct numbers for any 2x2 sub square in the same color and also to the centre 2x2 in box.
So you can be rest assured of your progress when you see their colors being changed.
Apart from this you can also ask for half or quarter revealing of the puzzle.
WHAT ARE THE USES FOR YOU WHEN YOU SOLVE THIS PUZZLE
Your Math phobia would have come down. In fact you would become fluent in simple addition and subtraction WITHOUT THE HELP OF THE CALCULATORS.
If you become proficient in addition and subtraction without calculators you would also become proficient in multiplication and division over a period of time.
You will make a transformation from I HATE MATHEMATICS TO I LOVE MATHEMATICS.
You can invite your friends to play this and there is a separate Challenger section for you to compare your performance along with that of your friends.