Full lesson plan: magic squares

Over the summer, I occasionally teach a small summer math class for my daughter and her friends around my dining room table. Mostly to preserve the memory for future years… and to provide a resource to my friends who wonder what their children are learning… I’ll write up the best of these lesson plans in full detail.

This was perhaps my favorite: fostering algebraic thinking through the use of 3×3 magic squares, which have the property that the numbers in every row, column, and diagonal have the same sum.

6a00d83542d51e69e2016304a977c0970d-500wi

This lesson plan is written in a 5E format — engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate — which promotes inquiry-based learning and fosters student engagement.

Magic Squares Lesson Plan

Post Assessment 1

Post Assessment 2

Vocabulary Sheet

Magic Squares Examples

 

 

Leave a comment

1 Comment

  1. 100,000 page views | Mean Green Math

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: