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Label the joints and legs of these graph theory caterpillars so that the vertex sums are all equal.

A pair of Sudoku puzzles that together lead to a complete solution.

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

Imagine a stack of numbered cards with one on top. Discard the top, put the next card to the bottom and repeat continuously. Can you predict the last card?

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

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

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

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

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

Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.

The puzzle can be solved by finding the values of the unknown digits (all indicated by asterisks) in the squares of the $9\times9$ grid.

Use the interactivity to listen to the bells ringing a pattern. Now it's your turn! Play one of the bells yourself. How do you know when it is your turn to ring?

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

This is a variation of sudoku which contains a set of special clue-numbers. Each set of 4 small digits stands for the numbers in the four cells of the grid adjacent to this set.

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

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

Can you recreate these designs? What are the basic units? What movement is required between each unit? Some elegant use of procedures will help - variables not essential.

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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.

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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.

There is a long tradition of creating mazes throughout history and across the world. This article gives details of mazes you can visit and those that you can tackle on paper.

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. . . .

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

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

The challenge is to find the values of the variables if you are to solve this Sudoku.

Take three whole numbers. The differences between them give you three new numbers. Find the differences between the new numbers and keep repeating this. What happens?

We're excited about this new program for drawing beautiful mathematical designs. Can you work out how we made our first few pictures and, even better, share your most elegant solutions with us?

In this article, the NRICH team describe the process of selecting solutions for publication on the site.

You have been given nine weights, one of which is slightly heavier than the rest. Can you work out which weight is heavier in just two weighings of the balance?

Solve the equations to identify the clue numbers in this Sudoku problem.

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

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.

Here is a Sudoku with a difference! Use information about lowest common multiples to help you solve it.

Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent pair adds up to a square number?

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.