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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

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.

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

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.

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

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 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.

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

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.

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?

How could you put eight beanbags in the hoops so that there are four in the blue hoop, five in the red and six in the yellow? Can you find all the ways of doing this?

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.

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

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

The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?

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

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.

A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?

The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?

The NRICH team are always looking for new ways to engage teachers and pupils in problem solving. Here we explain the thinking behind maths trails.

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.