Beck, Mattias. (2020). Magic, Latin, and Sudoku Squares. In S. Bowen (Ed.), Math Circle Activity Database. American Institute of Mathematics.

Magic, Latin, & Sudoku Squares

Math Circles:
Squares and numbers, numbers and squares. There is something very satisfying about arranging numbers in a square formation, following specific rules, whether it is a Magic Square, Latin Square or Sudoku. This is probably why Sudoku puzzles are so popular. This session touches on some of the deep mathematics behind these special squares.

Activity Guide

This guide looks at the activity in detail and goes into the underlying math.