Enjoy playing this Sudoku 6×6 For Kids
When you hear about a numbers game called Sudoku, the first impression you have about it is that it would be an adult game. This impression is a widespread one because not only does the name sound rather eerie, the thought of math being the basic element of the puzzle is a big discouragement for children. However, here’s a myth buster. Sudoku has nothing to do with complex math calculations and numbers, nothing at all! Yes it is a number based puzzle but one that requires you to plug in random digits from a pile of numbers without repeating even one. Read on to learn more about Sudoku for kids.
Some typical Sudoku terms you should know.
A Sudoku grid has 9 rows, columns and boxes each having 9 cells. The full grid has 81 cells. The cells are commonly called squares, but in most descriptions the term square is not used because the boxes and grid are also squares. Boxes are also known as blocks or zones.
Three vertically stacked blocks make a stack. Three horizontally connected blocks make a band. A chute is either a band or a stack. A grid has three bands, three stacks and six chutes.
The use of the boxes to partition the grid can be generalized to other equal-sized partition shapes, in which case the sub-areas are known as regions, zones or subgrids. In some cases the regions are only equal sized, not equal shaped.
Rows, columns and regions are collectively referred to as units or scopes, of which the grid has 27. The one rule can then be compactly stated as:
Each digit appears once in each unit
Size refers to the size of a puzzle or grid. Often a composite row × column designation is used, e.g. size 9×9. The have what’s called: a Sudoku 9×9.
In discussions size may mean the number of cells, e.g. 81. Since the number of cells in a region must be the side dimension of the square grid, e.g. nine cells per block for a 9×9 grid, it is convenient to just use the region size, for example 9. More interesting facts about Sudoku are included in the article on Wikipedia.