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.

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

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?

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.

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?

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 problem consists of a pair of linked standard Suduko puzzles each with some starting digits

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. . . .

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

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.

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

Can you swap the black knights with the white knights in the minimum number of moves?

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

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

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

Show there are exactly 12 magic labellings of the Magic W using the numbers 1 to 9. Prove that for every labelling with a magic total T there is a corresponding labelling with a magic total 30-T.

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

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

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.

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.

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 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?

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

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.

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

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

What is the smallest perfect square that ends with the four digits 9009?

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.

Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours, build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated, that is all 4 colours appear.

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?

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