Newsome Park Elementary School

4200 Marshall Avenue    Newport News, VA 23607    Phone: (757) 928-6810    Fax: (757) 247-3218

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The Sudoku Pages

 Have you ever wondered how to solve the Sudoku puzzles that you see in the newspapers?

Would you like to try your hand at these challenging logic puzzles? You've come to the right place.

Click on this link (requires Flash plugin) to open an explanation of the rules of Sudoku and a lesson on the basic method for solving the puzzles. Click here and click here to learn about some of the more advanced techniques and the theories behind them.

Click on these links to open worksheets for 9x9, 6x6, and 4x4 Sudoku puzzles.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOME PUZZLES? When you are at school you can try your hand at Sudoku on the Fun Brain website. Try these other great sites at home. (Because these sites are categorized as games, access to these Sudoku puzzles is filtered in Newport News Public Schools).

  • Sudoku Puzzles - this Australian website has a huge storehouse of puzzles and some of the best tools on the web for working on them. (Hint: click on "No animated ads" to get a page with fewer distractions).

  • The Daily Sudoku - A British site that has been providing the world with Sudoku puzzles for years.

  • The Daily Sudoku for Kids - A section of the Daily Sudoku specializing in puzzles for younger or less experienced puzzlers. You will find 4x4 and 6x6 puzzles as well as simpler 9x9s.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO CREATE AND SOLVE YOUR OWN PUZZLES?

Angus Johnson has created a wonderful program - free for private use only - that provides the tools for solving and creating Sudoku puzzles. He also provides some great insight into the math patterns underlying the solution of harder puzzles. Download his program by clicking here, and be sure to send Mr. Johnson a note of thanks.  

 

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