Ben, Jack and Emma passed counters to each other and ended with the same number of counters. How many did they start with?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
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.
The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?
A monkey with peaches, keeps a fraction of them each day, gives the rest away, and then eats one. How long can his peaches last?
Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
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.
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.
The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.
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?
Find the smallest whole number which, when mutiplied by 7, gives a product consisting entirely of ones.
My two digit number is special because adding the sum of its digits to the product of its digits gives me my original number. What could my number be?
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 Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
Can you find a cuboid that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?
This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
Replace the letters with numbers to make the addition work out correctly. R E A D + T H I S = P A G E
Investigate the different ways that fifteen schools could have given money in a charity fundraiser.
15 = 7 + 8 and 10 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers?
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.
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
This task encourages you to investigate the number of edging pieces and panes in different sized windows.
Four small numbers give the clue to the contents of the four surrounding cells.
Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
This Sudoku combines all four arithmetic operations.
in how many ways can you place the numbers 1, 2, 3 … 9 in the nine regions of the Olympic Emblem (5 overlapping circles) so that the amount in each ring is the same?
You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.
It is possible to identify a particular card out of a pack of 15 with the use of some mathematical reasoning. What is this reasoning and can it be applied to other numbers of cards?
Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent pair adds up to a square number?
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
A pair of Sudoku puzzles that together lead to a complete solution.
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.
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. . . .
Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!
A particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.
A man has 5 coins in his pocket. Given the clues, can you work out what the coins are?
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
Charlie and Abi put a counter on 42. They wondered if they could visit all the other numbers on their 1-100 board, moving the counter using just these two operations: x2 and -5. What do you think?
Can you arrange the digits 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 and 3 to make a Number Sandwich?