Sudoku made Easy
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Sudoku made Easy

Learn fun, exciting and engaging ways to solve Sudoku puzzles from Easy to Challenging levels.
4.7 (6 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Trevor Gardner
Last updated 7/2015
English
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What Will I Learn?
Solve Sudoku puzzles published in most magazines and newspapers.
Solve Sudoku puzzles using two methods depending upon the difficulty.
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Requirements
  • You will need access to a printer to be able to download and print the examples and practice puzzles.
  • You will need a pencil and eraser.
  • A logical mindset; no math is required.
Description

Sudoku is a popular puzzle game much like a crossword puzzle. Sadly, many people who feel they are not good at math are put off from playing this wonderful game due to the fact that it contains numbers. Sudoku does NOT require any Math skills to play, rather it is a game of logic that can improve your cognitive skills and help your memory.

In this course I will show you how to play Sudoku and solve puzzles using simple and logical techniques. I will show you how to use basic scanning and cross-hatching methods to solve easy to medium level puzzles, moving on to more challenging puzzles using the “candidates” or “pencil mark” method.

Each lecture focuses on a particular solving technique along with examples. Download and print the example puzzles and follow along as I show you how to use your new-found skills to solve a puzzle from start to finish. Then practice your skills using the downloadable practice puzzles in each section.

After learning some basic and advanced solving techniques we will take a look at some variations of the game, from 3D Sudoku that can be solved using basic techniques to Killer Sudoku which actually requires some basic arithmetic skills.

Whether you have never played Sudoku before or are a regular player looking for new techniques this course is for you!
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for anyone who wants to learn how to solve Sudoku puzzles.
  • This course caters to newbies who have never played Sudoku before.
  • This course caters to basic puzzle solvers who want to solve more difficult puzzles.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 21 Lectures Collapse All 21 Lectures 02:06:03
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Start Here
2 Lectures 04:53

An Introduction to Sudoku - How to play and the Rules.

Preview 03:17

A quick history of Sudoku.

Preview 01:36
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Basic Solving Techniques
7 Lectures 54:20

A summary of the skills covered in Section 2.


By the end of Section 2 students should be able to tackle Very Easy, Easy and Medium difficulty puzzles.

Preview 01:41

In this first lecture you will learn the easiest solving technique; the Full House. Used when the puzzle is nearing completion we will go through completing an example puzzle.

Preview 05:30

In this lecture you will learn about the last digit of a number and how to place it.

The Last Digit
01:23

The Hidden Single (Block)
08:36

In this lecture we will complete the puzzle presented in lecture 6. Download the example from the Rresource section and follow along. Practice puzzles with solutions are also available in the resource section.

A Very Easy Puzzle
14:28

In this lecture we'll apply the same technique to find hidden singles in rows and columns.

More Hidden Singles (Columns & Rows)
06:05

Learn how to solve a Medium difficulty puzzle using hidden singles.

A Medium Difficulty Puzzle
16:37
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Advanced Solving Techniques
6 Lectures 31:49

Learn the basics behind the candidates solving technique.

The Candidates Solving Technique
04:24

Learn how to spot Naked Singles.

The Naked Single
02:21

Learn about the two types of locked candidates.

Locked Candidates
05:29

Learn how to spot Naked Pairs.

Naked Pairs & Triples
02:20

Learn how to spot Naked Triples and Hidden Triples.

Hidden Pairs & Triples
02:11

In this lecture we will go through an example of a hard puzzle using all of the skills we have learned so far.

A Hard Puzzle
15:04
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Sudoku Variations
6 Lectures 35:01

Learn about the 3D Sudoku variation and try out the practice puzzles.

3D Sudoku
01:02

Learn about the Samurai Sudoku variation.

Samurai Sudoku
01:11

Learn about Killer Sudoku.

Killer Sudoku
02:24

Download and print the Example and follow along as I show you how to solve Killer Sudoku puzzles. Then have a go at the practice puzzles in the resource section.

Killer Sudoku Example
16:56

Killer Sudoku Example Continued
12:37

Learn about the Grand-daddy of Sudoku puzzles - Killer Samurai Sudoku.

Killer Samurai Sudoku
00:51
About the Instructor
Trevor Gardner
4.7 Average rating
6 Reviews
19 Students
1 Course
IT Professional with 20 years experience

I am a Senior Network Engineer supporting the IT needs of small and medium sized businesses in the Raleigh/Durham area. My IT career has been based upon Customer Service and support, working on the helpdesk, as a PC technician, Server Administrator, network engineer and IT Manager. A mathematician at heart, I love numbers and logic problems.