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.

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

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 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.

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

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.

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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. . . .

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?

A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.

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?

60 pieces and a challenge. What can you make and how many of the pieces can you use creating skeleton polyhedra?

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

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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?

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

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!

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

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

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.

Imagine a stack of numbered cards with one on top. Discard the top, put the next card to the bottom and repeat continuously. Can you predict the last card?

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

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?

Investigate the different ways that fifteen schools could have given money in a charity fundraiser.

By selecting digits for an addition grid, what targets can you make?

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?

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

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?

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

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

This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.

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

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

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

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?

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