Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?

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

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.

Kate has eight multilink cubes. She has two red ones, two yellow, two green and two blue. She wants to fit them together to make a cube so that each colour shows on each face just once.

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?

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

Can you arrange the digits 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 and 3 to make a Number Sandwich?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

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

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

Just four procedures were used to produce a design. How was it done? Can you be systematic and elegant so that someone can follow your logic?

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

Remember that you want someone following behind you to see where you went. Can yo work out how these patterns were created and recreate them?

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.

Pentagram Pylons - can you elegantly recreate them? Or, the European flag in LOGO - what poses the greater problem?

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. . . .

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

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

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.

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

Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?

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

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

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

Use the interactivity to play two of the bells in a pattern. How do you know when it is your turn to ring, and how do you know which bell to ring?

Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, involves open-topped boxes made with interlocking cubes. Explore the number of units of paint that are needed to cover the boxes. . . .

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