Christmaths Advent Calendar 2013: Day 51 minute read

This year’s Christmaths Advent Calendar will have a question for every day in December up to and including Christmas Day, each one featuring a new mathematical challenge.

Can you solve this magic square?

Put the remaining numbers from 0 to 15 in the 16 small squares.

The sum of the four numbers in each row, column and two diagonals must be 30.


Got an answer? Please leave a comment below.

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  1. Jane
    Thursday, December 5th 2013 @ 11:53

    Emma Tierney –

    15 1 2 12
    4 10 9 7
    8 6 5 11
    3 13 14 0

    • Mr Pitts
      Thursday, December 5th 2013 @ 16:52

      Fabulous work! You found a perfect magic square there. There are a few different ways to achieve this.