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.

I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?

A pair of Sudoku puzzles that together lead to a complete solution.

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.

Replace the letters with numbers to make the addition work out correctly. R E A D + T H I S = P A G E

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?

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?

Find all the ways of placing the numbers 1 to 9 on a W shape, with 3 numbers on each leg, so that each set of 3 numbers has the same total.

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

Four small numbers give the clue to the contents of the four surrounding cells.

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

Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?

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.

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

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.

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?

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

How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.

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?

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

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

Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME

A 2 by 3 rectangle contains 8 squares and a 3 by 4 rectangle contains 20 squares. What size rectangle(s) contain(s) exactly 100 squares? Can you find them all?

You have twelve weights, one of which is different from the rest. Using just 3 weighings, can you identify which weight is the odd one out, and whether it is heavier or lighter than the rest?

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

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?

Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?

Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!

The challenge is to find the values of the variables if you are to solve this Sudoku.

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

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

Mr Smith and Mr Jones are two maths teachers. By asking questions, the answers to which may be right or wrong, Mr Jones is able to find the number of the house Mr Smith lives in... Or not!

Rather than using the numbers 1-9, this sudoku uses the nine different letters used to make the words "Advent Calendar".

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?

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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?

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.

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

How have "Warmsnug" arrived at the prices shown on their windows? Which window has been given an incorrect price?

The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.

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

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

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

Use the clues about the shaded areas to help solve this sudoku