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

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.

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.

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?

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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

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

Use the clues about the shaded areas to help 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.

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.

A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.

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.

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

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

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?

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

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 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?

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?

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

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

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.

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

The letters of the word ABACUS have been arranged in the shape of a triangle. How many different ways can you find to read the word ABACUS from this triangular pattern?

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?

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

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

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

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!

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.

Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.

Three children are going to buy some plants for their birthdays. They will plant them within circular paths. How could they do this?

Bellringers have a special way to write down the patterns they ring. Learn about these patterns and draw some of your own.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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?

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