Most mind games are very challenging even to those who are mentally superior to the average guy. Usually, the Sudoku game is being played by individuals who are smart and mentally competent, that is why there are a lot of people who do not even try to play Sudoku for they feel in the first place that they are not adequate for such games. For that same reason, these so called mental solvers take advantage of those individuals who are not so good in solving puzzles. These people ridicule those who are unable to beat the game and make fun of them just to satisfy their selfish egos.

**Helping you get better at Sudoku**

Unlike these self centered Sudoku solvers, there are others out there who like to share what they have learned about the game and would like others to have the success that they have in playing the Sudoku puzzle.

First of all you have to be confident – no second guessing. Once you have carefully thought about the number that you place in the box, never ever change it because you will definitely lose otherwise. You will waste time if you do change your guessed number into a different one. So stick to what you had already thought of.

Use the Number Keys – this is a smart way of answering quickly. By using the keypad, you are lessening the time that you use in a particular grid. Furthermore, the number pad only requires one hand for it is designed that way. This will improve your chances of winning and your efficiency in solving the puzzle is doubled.

**Visualization is important – seeing the whole puzzle is definitely imperative for the solver. Being able to get a bird’s eye view of how the puzzle is arranged and you will have an idea on how to approach it effectively.****Practice – train as often as you can so that your eyes will be able to adapt to how Sudoku is presented. In doing so, you will be able to develop skills in locating the patterns of the numbers and answer the puzzle in the right way.**

These are just some simple ways to improve someone’s skills in playing the Sudoku puzzle game. There are other ways on how to improve on solving Sudoku but these are the basic things that a first time Sudoku player must know and practice.

**Mathematical Improvement**

Generally, most individuals have struggles on specific subjects, and it depends on every person. Some may have difficulty with logic, science and some others in history. But the common difficulty that most individuals have is with math. It couldn’t be denied that math is one of the hated subjects in class during school days and even after getting a degree. Math is a very challenging subject, and you have to put your heart into it in order to be able to solve math problems.

**Sudoku and math hand in hand**

Sudoku is a puzzle game that requires thinking and problem-solving skills. Although Sudoku is a game which involves numbers in its puzzle, it is not the numbers that help develops mathematical skills but the puzzle or the problem itself. It engages the player to think and use all his mental ability in solving the Sudoku puzzle. You see. Math is not all about numbers. It also requires thinking and problem-solving skills. Sudoku puzzles will be able to help individuals with difficulty in problem solving which a math subject usually has.

Furthermore, as you play Sudoku puzzle, you will start to train yourself to deal with stressful problems thus developing patience in you. Patience is one skill or trait that is a tool for an individual to be good problem solvers. You see, when you have patience, you will be able to use all your might to think about a solution to a certain problem. Being patient allows you to consider all the necessary and possible options before deciding on what to do. Impatient people want everything to happen quickly and easily. Therefore, they can’t stand Sudoku puzzles.

Generally, every individual likes to be challenged. Most of us get some satisfaction in overcoming challenges that hinder us to grow and mature into a better individual. Why not use that challenge to be better at something, something like mathematics.