The Lo Shu method generated the only 3×3 magic square that exists (rotations and reversals of the same 3×3 arrangement notwithstanding), and was the first magic square known to be discovered by humans, over 3000 years ago in China. Because of the one magic square it yields, utilizing the Lo Shu method recursively for 9×9 […]

# Tag Archives: Magic Squares

## How to make a 6×6 magic square using a spreadsheet

You may think that, the way I offer instructions here, that I could make this article shorter. And you can make this less work: just take out all the safeguards and self-checks that I have programmed into this spreadsheet, and you are back to something close to a pencil-and-paper experience. If you are actually using […]

## My first 6×6 magic square

There are two kinds of even-ordered magic squares. Singly-even and doubly-even. Doubly-even magic squares have its dimensions divisible by both 2 and 4. Thus, they have dimensions that are multiples of 4. Singly even magic squares are only divisible by 2 and not 4. They include 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, and so on. […]