# Jan. 17 Math Mystery Year Puzzle: Birthday of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17 of the

*Mystery Year*. The clues for finding the year involve using reasoning or an algebraic equation, magic squares with integers, and scale factor. The problems connect to Benjamin Franklin's life, work, and inventions. Franklin enjoyed creating & solving magic squares, so a special Extension that uses transformation geometry to find 6 magic squares for a given set of numbers is included.Your PDF download includes:

- 1-page printable student puzzle
- 2-page digital version with horizontal layout and larger print
- 6 pages of Teacher Notes including step-by-step solutions, historical notes, and more
- 2-page
*Extension: Magic Squares*

**Common Core Standard:**6.NS.B.3, 7.NS.A.1b, 6.EE.B.6, 6.EE.B.7

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Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17 of the

*Mystery Year*. The clues for finding the year involve using reasoning or an algebraic equation, magic squares with integers, and scale factor. The problems connect to Benjamin Franklin's life, work, and inventions. Franklin enjoyed creating & solving magic squares, so a special Extension that uses transformation geometry to find 6 magic squares for a given set of numbers is included.Your PDF download includes: