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

Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.

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

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.

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 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. . . .

Special clue numbers related to the difference between numbers in two adjacent cells and values of the stars in the "constellation" make this a doubly interesting problem.

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

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. . . .

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

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.

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

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

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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

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

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

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

A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.

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.

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.

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

A man has 5 coins in his pocket. Given the clues, can you work out what the coins are?

Four friends must cross a bridge. How can they all cross it in just 17 minutes?

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

Use the clues about the shaded areas to help solve this sudoku

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

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.

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

A pair of Sudokus with lots in common. In fact they are the same problem but rearranged. Can you find how they relate to solve them both?

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

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

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

This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.

This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.

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

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.

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 tricky challenge asks you to find ways of going across rectangles, going through exactly ten squares.