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.

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

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

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.

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?

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

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

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

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

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

Find a cuboid (with edges of integer values) that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 do some working backwards before working forwards.

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

You have twelve weights, one of which is different from the rest. Using just 3 weighings, can you identify which weight is the odd one out, and whether it is heavier or lighter than the rest?

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

Find all the ways of placing the numbers 1 to 9 on a W shape, with 3 numbers on each leg, so that each set of 3 numbers has the same total.

Time for a little mathemagic! Choose any five cards from a pack and show four of them to your partner. How can they work out the fifth?

Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...

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

Ben passed a third of his counters to Jack, Jack passed a quarter of his counters to Emma and Emma passed a fifth of her counters to Ben. After this they all had the same number of counters.

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.

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

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

Charlie and Abi put a counter on 42. They wondered if they could visit all the other numbers on their 1-100 board, moving the counter using just these two operations: x2 and -5. What do you think?

Try to solve this very difficult problem and then study our two suggested solutions. How would you use your knowledge to try to solve variants on the original problem?

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

Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?

Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.

Advent Calendar 2011 - a mathematical activity for each day during the run-up to Christmas.