A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.
Four friends must cross a bridge. How can they all cross it in just 17 minutes?
This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?
A man has 5 coins in his pocket. Given the clues, can you work out what the coins are?
A particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
You have been given nine weights, one of which is slightly heavier than the rest. Can you work out which weight is heavier in just two weighings of the balance?
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.
Four small numbers give the clue to the contents of the four surrounding cells.
Can you use your powers of logic and deduction to work out the missing information in these sporty situations?
Rather than using the numbers 1-9, this sudoku uses the nine different letters used to make the words "Advent Calendar".
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.
Each of the main diagonals of this sudoku must contain the numbers 1 to 9 and each rectangle width the numbers 1 to 4.
Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.
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?
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.
The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?
A magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?
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.
You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.
This Sudoku combines all four arithmetic operations.
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
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?
A Sudoku with a twist.
Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?
I was in my car when I noticed a line of four cars on the lane next to me with number plates starting and ending with J, K, L and M. What order were they in?
Can you use the information to find out which cards I have used?
Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?
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.
This cube has ink on each face which leaves marks on paper as it is rolled. Can you work out what is on each face and the route it has taken?
Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent pair adds up to a square number?
In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?
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.
Can you find which shapes you need to put into the grid to make the totals at the end of each row and the bottom of each column?
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.
An extra constraint means this Sudoku requires you to think in diagonals as well as horizontal and vertical lines and boxes of nine.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!
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 Sudoku with a twist.
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.
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?
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.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
60 pieces and a challenge. What can you make and how many of the pieces can you use creating skeleton polyhedra?
The letters of the word ABACUS have been arranged in the shape of a triangle. How many different ways can you find to read the word ABACUS from this triangular pattern?