A function pyramid is a structure where each entry in the pyramid is determined by the two entries below it. Can you figure out how the pyramid is generated?

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

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.

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?

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.

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

The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?

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?

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

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

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?

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.

What is the smallest perfect square that ends with the four digits 9009?

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 problem consists of a pair of linked standard Suduko puzzles each with some starting digits

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

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!

Can you use your powers of logic and deduction to work out the missing information in these sporty situations?

Time for a little mathemagic! Choose any five cards from a pack and show four of them to your partner. How can they work out the fifth?

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

This is about a fiendishly difficult jigsaw and how to solve it using a computer program.

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.

Find the positive integer solutions of the equation (1+1/a)(1+1/b)(1+1/c) = 2

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.

Advent Calendar 2011 - a mathematical activity for each day during the run-up to Christmas.

You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.

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.

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?

Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.

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

Here is a Sudoku with a difference! Use information about lowest common multiples to help you solve it.

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?

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.

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. . . .

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.

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

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.

In this article, the NRICH team describe the process of selecting solutions for publication on the site.

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.

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

This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one