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Sunday Maths Puzzle: Mad Miss Marydoll's Simple, Problem Solving For Sophisticated, Smart, Sassy, Sophisticated Students. 🤯

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Marydoll Sun 19-Apr-20 08:09:30

Good morning all, the sun is shining here in Lockdownsville.

Here are today's magic squares.
I have posted two: a simple one and a more difficult one, for those who like to test themselves.

Apologies in advance, it is a bit blurry, but trying to get the two puzzles into one image, was bit testing!

I apologise in advance for any errors I may make (highly unlikely 😉) , I do not claim to be an expert, just a simple soul, trying inject a wee bit of fun into Lockdown.

Good behaviour in class today, please! Chance would be a fine thing. 😂

Pantglas2 Sun 19-Apr-20 08:15:05

Here I am Miss, with my thinking cap on! I am feeling little poorly- must’ve bin summat I ate......🤷‍♀️

Will wait for my clever Teammates to do all the hard work and will be along to clect the goodies later.....tee hee! Isn’t that wot u meant by ‘Initiative’ Miss?

Pantglas2 Sun 19-Apr-20 08:19:47


These thinking caps you gave us are so good Miss - I’ll let t’others do the simple one....😇😉

Chewbacca Sun 19-Apr-20 08:44:22

<Slyly looks over Pantglas's shoulder to see what she's got...>

Chewbacca Sun 19-Apr-20 08:49:27

Easy one first:

Top row: 2, 7, 6
Middle row: 9, 5, 1
Bottom row: 4, 3, 8

Nortsat Sun 19-Apr-20 08:59:35

Oh heck, I need another cup of coffee before I start this ...

Pantglas2 Sun 19-Apr-20 09:09:28

Just put my thinking cap 🧢 on backwards an it’s magicked the answer.....

4 11 14 5
6 13 12 3
9 2 7 16
15 8 1 10

Can I be a Prefect now please, seeing as wot a gud job I dun as Monitor? Cors I’ll need nother baj......🤪

shysal Sun 19-Apr-20 09:22:33

Agree with both sets of answers above.

Doodle Sun 19-Apr-20 12:55:50

Morning Miss. Oops afternoon. Well it is the weekend 😊
Don’t go giving pantglas any more treats she ate the lot.
Going to try the puzzles now. Not looking at the others. chewy get your head out of the way I can’t see wot pantglas writ. 🤔

Doodle Sun 19-Apr-20 13:04:18

First one
2 7 6
9 5 1
4 3 8

Second one.
4 11 145
6 13 12 3
9 2 7 16
15 8 1 10

Done it Miss phew. chewy coming outside for a walk. There are some boys in the playground 😀

Chewbacca Sun 19-Apr-20 13:07:29

Ok Doodle, meet you in the playground. Are we going to play kiss-catch with the boys? blush

trisher Sun 19-Apr-20 13:13:08

Ooh Chewbacca be careful, that's how you get a baby!

Doodle Sun 19-Apr-20 13:14:29

Ooh yes chewy. Let me just swap my school shoes for my plimsoles so I can run faster and catch them 😀

Doodle Sun 19-Apr-20 13:15:39

trisher it’s it 🤔🤔😱 Don’t they get delivered by the stork or come from under the gooseberry bush 🤔

CraftyGranny Sun 19-Apr-20 13:20:00

Hey, I didn't get a thinking cap Pantglas2. It's not fair


4 11 14 5
6 13 12 3
9 2 7 16
15 8 1 10

Chewbacca Sun 19-Apr-20 13:21:02

No.... you don't get babies by kissing and all that rubbish about storks is just wot your mum and dad tell you when they don't want to tell you anythink proper. You get babies when you lie down on wet grass. I know cos that's what my mum told my aunty bout the girl across the street. She said she was forever doing it and it was just a matter of time..... so there!

Pantglas2 Sun 19-Apr-20 13:35:57

Yes but Chewbacca if she’d jumped up and down for two minutes after that lie down she’d have been ok wouldn’t she?

I’m still waiting for my Perfect baj Miss....for that nitiative wot I showed the class...

trisher Sun 19-Apr-20 14:36:58

You keep your nits to yourself Pantglas2. They'll shave your head you know!

Bathsheba Sun 19-Apr-20 14:43:57

Sorry I'm late Miss Magic squares:

(Didn't we have that one before?)

4 11 14 5
6 13 12 3
9 2 7 16
15 8 1 10

Doodle Sun 19-Apr-20 14:47:17

Ooh bathsheba you’re even later than me. Well done for catching up quickly though.

Would you like one of my sherbet dib dabs. I’ve got one for everyone but don’t get sherbet on your clothes or your mums will be cross 😱

Doodle Sun 19-Apr-20 14:48:30

pantglas where did you get your bits from. You only get them if you stick your head in an ant nest. At least I think that’s what my mum said 🤔

Chewbacca Sun 19-Apr-20 14:48:38

I think it was the jumping up and down wot did it Pantglas!

Bathsheba Sun 19-Apr-20 14:50:39

Ooh yes please Doodle. Ave they got a lickrish stick to dip in the sherbet? I hope so cos I reelly love lickrish.

Bathsheba Sun 19-Apr-20 14:53:54

And Doodle I had ever such a giggle about you asking pantglas about her bits, hee hee. Fancy asking her whare she got them blush

willa45 Sun 19-Apr-20 14:54:47

Oh goody! Usual suspects here today Miss! I hope there are plenty of goodies to be had. Let me hand in my work first so we can all go outside during recess and play with the boys! PS. Babies come from a cabbage patch....either that or they hatch ....everybody knows that!

Square #1: (was that same as last time?)


Puzzle #2:

4, 11, 14, 5
6, 13, 12, 3
9, 2, 7, 16
15, 8, 9, 10