The challenge is to find the values of the variables if you are to
solve this Sudoku.
Solve the equations to identify the clue numbers in this Sudoku problem.
A Sudoku with a twist.
You need to find the values of the stars before you can apply normal Sudoku rules.
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.
Label this plum tree graph to make it totally magic!
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.
You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find
the digits and then solve the Sudoku.
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the
surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this
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.
Use the clues about the shaded areas to help solve this sudoku
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
Each of the main diagonals of this sudoku must contain the numbers
1 to 9 and each rectangle width the numbers 1 to 4.
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?
A pair of Sudoku puzzles that together lead to a complete solution.
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.
This Sudoku problem consists of a pair of linked standard Suduko puzzles each with some starting digits
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.
60 pieces and a challenge. What can you make and how many of the
pieces can you use creating skeleton polyhedra?
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 combines all four arithmetic operations.
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.
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. . . .
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
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
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.
Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.
Given a set of points (x,y) with distinct x values, find a polynomial that goes through all of them, then prove some results about the existence and uniqueness of these polynomials.
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.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
Here is a Sudoku with a difference! Use information about lowest common multiples to help you solve it.
Can you use your powers of logic and deduction to work out the missing information in these sporty situations?
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one
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?
What is the smallest perfect square that ends with the four digits
Find the positive integer solutions of the equation (1+1/a)(1+1/b)(1+1/c) = 2
A particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.
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 Sudoku based on clues that give the differences between adjacent cells.
Can you swap the black knights with the white knights in the minimum number of moves?
Remember that you want someone following behind you to see where
you went. Can yo work out how these patterns were created and