Below I will go through each level and show an example of how I would tackle each, including my thought process. I believe if you can get the idea of a way to look at these, then working through each should be much less frustrating! Then Dodger's horrible party can be put to an end!
EASY LEVEL
The same strategy applies for the harder ones. I'll demonstrate these steps in both the 4 x 4 grids in MEDIUM, and the 5 x 5 Grids in HARD.
MEDIUM LEVEL
For the HARD Level of Dodger's Party, the Magic Squares are 5 x 5. These look a little bit more daunting than they really are . . . but, they do require a bit more skill in hunting for that secret row, column or diagonal to help progress through the square smoothly. More math is involved too since more numbers will be required to be summed up, and the magic numbers get bigger.
Again, I will demonstrate with the same steps used above (Easy and Medium) to show the completion of the more challenging one. HARD LEVEL
Achieve Chapter 3 of the Math Quest using the same strategy as in the above demonstrations. You just may need to crank up the brain power a bit more to tackle these though. Watch out cranky teapot!
So that's the special strategy to conquering the challenge faced at Dodger's Party.
The full resource that I have been referring to during this Magic Square post is down below. You can click through to find out more about it in my TPT store. It is a fun math quest involving six challenging chapters to work through. Students can end up with one of four possible endings. A fun video hook is also provided to introduce the activity to your students and create excitement. Great for extra practice and review, early finishers, enrichment, or the sub tub. Individual levels can be purchased separately, or bundled at a reduced price to allow for differentiation.
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