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!
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.
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.
In this lecture you will learn about the last digit of a number and how to place it.
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.
In this lecture we'll apply the same technique to find hidden singles in rows and columns.
Learn how to solve a Medium difficulty puzzle using hidden singles.
Learn the basics behind the candidates solving technique.
Learn how to spot Naked Singles.
Learn about the two types of locked candidates.
Learn how to spot Naked Pairs.
Learn how to spot Naked Triples and Hidden Triples.
In this lecture we will go through an example of a hard puzzle using all of the skills we have learned so far.
Learn about the 3D Sudoku variation and try out the practice puzzles.
Learn about the Samurai Sudoku variation.
Learn about Killer Sudoku.
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.
Learn about the Grand-daddy of Sudoku puzzles - Killer Samurai Sudoku.
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.