A pair of Sudoku puzzles that together lead to a complete solution.
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 particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.
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.
Four small numbers give the clue to the contents of the four surrounding cells.
The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?
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.
A student in a maths class was trying to get some information from her teacher. She was given some clues and then the teacher ended by saying, "Well, how old are they?"
Here is a Sudoku with a difference! Use information about lowest common multiples to help you solve it.
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.
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.
Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.
Bellringers have a special way to write down the patterns they ring. Learn about these patterns and draw some of your own.
Rather than using the numbers 1-9, this sudoku uses the nine different letters used to make the words "Advent Calendar".
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
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.
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.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
You need to find the values of the stars before you can apply normal Sudoku rules.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
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.
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.
A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.
An extra constraint means this Sudoku requires you to think in diagonals as well as horizontal and vertical lines and boxes of nine.
A man has 5 coins in his pocket. Given the clues, can you work out what the coins are?
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?
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 digits 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 and 3 to make a Number Sandwich?
If you take a three by three square on a 1-10 addition square and multiply the diagonally opposite numbers together, what is the difference between these products. Why?
Can you use your powers of logic and deduction to work out the missing information in these sporty situations?
Four friends must cross a bridge. How can they all cross it in just 17 minutes?
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.
Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME
This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.
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?
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
Explore this how this program produces the sequences it does. What are you controlling when you change the values of the variables?
This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
Many numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers. For example, 15=7+8 and 10=1+2+3+4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed in this way?
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.
This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
In this article, the NRICH team describe the process of selecting solutions for publication on the site.
Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent pair adds up to a square number?
Advent Calendar 2011 - a mathematical activity for each day during the run-up to Christmas.
A Sudoku with a twist.
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.