This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?

Four small numbers give the clue to the contents of the four surrounding cells.

A particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.

Can you use your powers of logic and deduction to work out the missing information in these sporty situations?

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

Each clue number in this sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.

Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME

I was in my car when I noticed a line of four cars on the lane next to me with number plates starting and ending with J, K, L and M. What order were they in?

Arrange the digits 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 and 3 so that between the two 1's there is one digit, between the two 2's there are two digits, and between the two 3's there are three digits.

60 pieces and a challenge. What can you make and how many of the pieces can you use creating skeleton polyhedra?

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

Let's suppose that you are going to have a magazine which has 16 pages of A5 size. Can you find some different ways to make these pages? Investigate the pattern for each if you number the pages.

This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.

In this Sudoku, there are three coloured "islands" in the 9x9 grid. Within each "island" EVERY group of nine cells that form a 3x3 square must contain the numbers 1 through 9.

Each of the main diagonals of this sudoku must contain the numbers 1 to 9 and each rectangle width the numbers 1 to 4.

The puzzle can be solved with the help of small clue-numbers which are either placed on the border lines between selected pairs of neighbouring squares of the grid or placed after slash marks on. . . .

A cinema has 100 seats. Show how it is possible to sell exactly 100 tickets and take exactly £100 if the prices are £10 for adults, 50p for pensioners and 10p for children.

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

Whenever a monkey has peaches, he always keeps a fraction of them each day, gives the rest away, and then eats one. How long could he make his peaches last for?

Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.

A package contains a set of resources designed to develop students’ mathematical thinking. This package places a particular emphasis on “being systematic” and is designed to meet. . . .

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

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

This Sudoku puzzle can be solved with the help of small clue-numbers on the border lines between pairs of neighbouring squares of the grid.

You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.

An extra constraint means this Sudoku requires you to think in diagonals as well as horizontal and vertical lines and boxes of nine.

Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?

Rather than using the numbers 1-9, this sudoku uses the nine different letters used to make the words "Advent Calendar".

Can you find which shapes you need to put into the grid to make the totals at the end of each row and the bottom of each column?

This challenge is to design different step arrangements, which must go along a distance of 6 on the steps and must end up at 6 high.

The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.

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

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

Bellringers have a special way to write down the patterns they ring. Learn about these patterns and draw some of your own.

Problem solving is at the heart of the NRICH site. All the problems give learners opportunities to learn, develop or use mathematical concepts and skills. Read here for more information.

A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

Can you help the children find the two triangles which have the lengths of two sides numerically equal to their areas?

A Latin square of order n is an array of n symbols in which each symbol occurs exactly once in each row and exactly once in each column.

When you throw two regular, six-faced dice you have more chance of getting one particular result than any other. What result would that be? Why is this?

Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.

George and Jim want to buy a chocolate bar. George needs 2p more and Jim need 50p more to buy it. How much is the chocolate bar?

You need to find the values of the stars before you can apply normal Sudoku rules.

Use the clues to find out who's who in the family, to fill in the family tree and to find out which of the family members are mathematicians and which are not.

Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.

These are the faces of Will, Lil, Bill, Phil and Jill. Use the clues to work out which name goes with each face.

Explore this how this program produces the sequences it does. What are you controlling when you change the values of the variables?

This magic square has operations written in it, to make it into a maze. Start wherever you like, go through every cell and go out a total of 15!