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Corresponding Sudokus

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.

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Wallpaper Sudoku

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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Twin Corresponding Sudoku III

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

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Pole Star Sudoku

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A Sudoku based on clues that give the differences between adjacent cells.

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Twin Corresponding Sudokus II

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

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Twin Corresponding Sudoku

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one

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Seasonal Twin Sudokus

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?

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Diagonal Sums Sudoku

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

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Intersection Sums Sudoku

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

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Ratio Sudoku 1

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

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Ratio Sudoku 2

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

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Ratio Sudoku 3

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.

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Product Sudoku 2

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

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Quadruple Clue Sudoku

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this sudoku.

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Intersection Sudoku 1

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

A Sudoku with a twist.

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Intersection Sudoku 2

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A Sudoku with a twist.

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The Remainders Game

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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Behind the Rules of Go

Stage: 4 and 5

This article explains the use of the idea of connectedness in networks, in two different ways, to bring into focus the basics of the game of Go, namely capture and territory.

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Sufficient but Not Necessary: Two Eyes and Seki in Go

Stage: 4 and 5

The game of go has a simple mechanism. This discussion of the principle of two eyes in go has shown that the game does not depend on equally clear-cut concepts.

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Slippery Snail

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

A game for 2 people. Take turns to move the counters 1, 2 or 3 spaces. The player to remove the last counter off the board wins.

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Games Related to Nim

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.

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Factors and Multiples Game

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

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FEMTO: Follow Up

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Follow-up to the February Game Rules of FEMTO.

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History Mystery

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you identify the mathematicians?

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Turnablock

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

A simple game for 2 players invented by John Conway. It is played on a 3x3 square board with 9 counters that are black on one side and white on the other.

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Advent Calendar 2010

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.

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Wari

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

This is a simple version of an ancient game played all over the world. It is also called Mancala. What tactics will increase your chances of winning?

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Going First

Stage: 4 and 5

This article shows how abstract thinking and a little number theory throw light on the scoring in the game Go.

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Factors and Multiples for Two

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

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Online

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.

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18 Hole Light Golf

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4 or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them off again?

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FEMTO

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

A new card game for two players.

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Sprouts

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

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Property Chart

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it possible to fill the game grid?

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Jam

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

A game for 2 players

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Diamond Mine

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.

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Sprouts Explained

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5

This article invites you to get familiar with a strategic game called "sprouts". The game is simple enough for younger children to understand, and has also provided experienced mathematicians with. . . .

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Sliding Puzzle

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

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Square It

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

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Conway's Chequerboard Army

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

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Diagonal Dodge

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.

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Patience

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?

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Making Maths: Snake Pits

Stage: 1, 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A game to make and play based on the number line.

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Fraction and Percentage Card Game

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Match the cards of the same value.

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Squayles

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

A game for 2 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.

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Charlie's Delightful Machine

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

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Estimating Angles

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How good are you at estimating angles?

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Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for Two

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.

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Dicey Operations for Two

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

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Got it for Two

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?