# Sudoku

Thursday, August 11th, 2011 at
7:17 am

# Sudoku – a great puzzle that helps develop problem solving strategies.

## Have you ever noticed the line ‘no math skills required’ when reading the instructions for Sudoku.

#### Granted one does not need to know the basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division to play this game, **but** solving a Sudoku puzzle does require the use of many problem solving strategies used in Mathematics. The process of elimination, working backwards, one-to-one correspondence and many other logic skills are developed while having fun with numbers.

#### Try adding fun to your Math activities by solving a Sudoku puzzle each day. If you are new to Sudoku, start with easy puzzles and work your way up to more difficult ones. Here is a great online resource.

#### You can find Sudoku puzzles in your daily newspaper, at a newsstand or at a Dollarstore.

#### Another online source is

### For those of you who want to learn some strategies for solving sudoku puzzles, I found this video that shows you how to solve sudoku puzzles of all levels. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels are easy to solve if you know these techniques.

### Keep solving Sudoku puzzles and have fun while developing your logical thinking skills that you need to succeed in Math.

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What a great site! Learning to think is so important.

I wasn’t familiar with Sudoku puzzles until now. I wish I had known of them while I was teaching. A wonderful approach for the thinking skills needed for success in math and science classes.

Great website. Wonderful for kids. They can learn more with your site than they can at school.

I love to do word games. Rummikub and scrabble are my favorites. I have tried Sudoku and cannot get my mind wrapped around it. Funny, because I am otherwise math minded and oriented. I will give it another try. Anything that keeps your mind working is good to stave off the normal aging process. Thanks for this website.

What a great resource. Always looking for additional enrichment for the kids.

Just as Maggie, I could never ‘get’ the Sudoku puzzles. I was interested enough to scan a Sudoku For Dummies intro at the bookstore. They are now my guilty pleasure. I always have one tucked away to pass the time if delayed unexpectedly. Loved your techniques and will pass this website along to friends and family when they say ‘I could never get those puzzles’(and they frequently do..lol)

It was good to learn more about Sudoko, I thought was just a time waster. Great website.