[As a side note, when I went to find my milk caps, they were gone. I finally located them under the piano in my 4yo's "house." Apparently, they are good for a lot more than MATH!]

**Milk Cap Math Magic Square Game**

You'll need:

*9 milk caps, any colors, numbered 1-9.

To play:

Place numbers in a 3 cap by 3 cap square as shown. Rearrange numbers so that the sum of any 3 caps (diagonal, column and row) equals 15.

You can play this Magic Square Game online to get the idea, but I recommend using milk caps (or something similar) to manipulate the numbers. When you manually move the numbers, you are able to experiment with different combinations in a way that just isn't possible with the online game.

Thank you SO MUCH to reader, musicalmary, for alerting me to the connection to the book, Ben Franklin and His Magic Squares! We just happen to be studying Ben Franklin right now in history, so this is perfect!!!

This would be another great math workbox!

Thank you for this post! We have pulled out a book for this week called "Ben Franklin and His Magic Squares" and I will use my milk caps after we read it. I have been saving milk caps for a year and haven't used them yet.... so I am all prepared! Thanks for the idea.

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ReplyDeleteThank you SO MUCH to reader, musicalmary, for alerting me to the connection to the book, Ben Franklin and His Magic Squares! We just happen to be studying Ben Franklin right now in history, so this is perfect!!!

THANK YOU!!!! ;)

Another milk cap post tomorrow. ;)

Great idea using the milk caps! You can do the same lego exercise we did from One Little Room using milk caps as well! They are quite useful!

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