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.
Take three whole numbers. The differences between them give you three new numbers. Find the differences between the new numbers and keep repeating this. What happens?
This Sudoku problem consists of a pair of linked standard Suduko puzzles each with some starting digits
Can you swap the black knights with the white knights in the minimum number of moves?
Explore this how this program produces the sequences it does. What are you controlling when you change the values of the variables?
Pentagram Pylons - can you elegantly recreate them? Or, the European flag in LOGO - what poses the greater problem?
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.
Special clue numbers related to the difference between numbers in two adjacent cells and values of the stars in the "constellation" make this a doubly interesting problem.
A Sudoku based on clues that give the differences between adjacent cells.
Label the joints and legs of these graph theory caterpillars so that the vertex sums are all equal.
In this Sudoku, there are three coloured "islands" in the 9x9 grid. Within each "island" EVERY group of nine cells that form a 3x3 square must contain the numbers 1 through 9.
A pair of Sudokus with lots in common. In fact they are the same problem but rearranged. Can you find how they relate to solve them both?
Try to solve this very difficult problem and then study our two suggested solutions. How would you use your knowledge to try to solve variants on the original problem?
Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours, build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated, that is all 4 colours appear.
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one
In this article, the NRICH team describe the process of selecting solutions for publication on the site.
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?
Advent Calendar 2011 - a mathematical activity for each day during the run-up to Christmas.
The challenge is to find the values of the variables if you are to solve this Sudoku.
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.
Find the positive integer solutions of the equation (1+1/a)(1+1/b)(1+1/c) = 2
Show there are exactly 12 magic labellings of the Magic W using the numbers 1 to 9. Prove that for every labelling with a magic total T there is a corresponding labelling with a magic total 30-T.
You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.
Label this plum tree graph to make it totally magic!
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?
This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?
Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!
Given a set of points (x,y) with distinct x values, find a polynomial that goes through all of them, then prove some results about the existence and uniqueness of these polynomials.
Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.
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.
An introduction to the binomial coefficient, and exploration of some of the formulae it satisfies.
Can you use your powers of logic and deduction to work out the missing information in these sporty situations?
A pair of Sudoku puzzles that together lead to a complete solution.
An introduction to bond angle geometry.
Four small numbers give the clue to the contents of the four surrounding cells.
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?
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 recreate these designs? What are the basic units? What movement is required between each unit? Some elegant use of procedures will help - variables not essential.
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?
Problem solving is at the heart of the NRICH site. All the problems give learners opportunities to learn, develop or use mathematical concepts and skills. Read here for more information.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.
Remember that you want someone following behind you to see where you went. Can yo work out how these patterns were created and recreate them?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
A particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.
Each of the main diagonals of this sudoku must contain the numbers 1 to 9 and each rectangle width the numbers 1 to 4.
What is the smallest perfect square that ends with the four digits 9009?
This Sudoku combines all four arithmetic operations.