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.

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

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

You need to find the values of the stars before you can apply normal Sudoku rules.

Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?

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.

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

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.

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

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.

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

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

Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?

You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?

Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?

Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

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

A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.

Can you find six numbers to go in the Daisy from which you can make all the numbers from 1 to a number bigger than 25?

An extra constraint means this Sudoku requires you to think in diagonals as well as horizontal and vertical lines and boxes of nine.

Can you shunt the trucks so that the Cattle truck and the Sheep truck change places and the Engine is back on the main line?

How many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods?

What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?

Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers? Many opportunities to work in different ways.

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?

Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?

How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?

Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

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?

Move your counters through this snake of cards and see how far you can go. Are you surprised by where you end up?

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?

How will you go about finding all the jigsaw pieces that have one peg and one hole?

Can you work out how many cubes were used to make this open box? What size of open box could you make if you had 112 cubes?

Have a go at this game which has been inspired by the Big Internet Math-Off 2019. Can you gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent?

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.

This task encourages you to investigate the number of edging pieces and panes in different sized windows.

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

Design an arrangement of display boards in the school hall which fits the requirements of different people.

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

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?