|Sudoku puzzles are easy
to learn logic puzzles. Using logical reasoning appropriate to his/her
age, your child will decide how to place numbers into a Sudoku grid, your
child does not need mathematical skills to solve the puzzles. Sudoku puzzles
develop logic, reasoning skills and brainpower.
There is only one correct
answer for each puzzle, and no guessing is necessary. The more puzzles
they do, the better they become (typically about 30 minutes to complete
Sudoku puzzles are perfect
for classroom use, as time-fillers for children who finish early, as whole
class activity, or as "homework". They are also perfect for journeys, waiting
rooms, and rainy afternoons!
Sudoku puzzles were first
published in the US in the 1970s and are sometimes known as "Number Squares".
They have been popular for many years in Japan, where the name "Sudoku"
(meaning "single number") was coined. The current craze was started late
in 2004 when a UK newspaper started publishing the puzzles.