# Working Systematically at KS1

Scroll down to see our complete collection of KS1 problems that require children to work systematically, or explore the two sub-collections focusing on important aspects of systematic working.

### Finding All Possibilities Lower Primary

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so working in a systematic way will ensure none are left out.

### Ordered Ways of Working Lower Primary

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps to have an ordered approach.

### Button-up

##### KS 1 Challenge Level:

My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?

### Robot Monsters

##### KS 1 Challenge Level:

Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.

### Two Dice

##### KS 1 Challenge Level:

Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.

### Thirsty?

##### KS 1 Challenge Level:

Can you lay out the pictures of the drinks in the way described by the clue cards?

### Same Length Trains

##### KS 1 Challenge Level:

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?

### Weighted Numbers

##### KS 1 Challenge Level:

Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.

### Triangle Animals

##### KS 1 Challenge Level:

How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?

##### KS 1 Challenge Level:

In Sam and Jill's garden there are two sorts of ladybirds with 7 spots or 4 spots. What numbers of total spots can you make?

##### KS 1 Challenge Level:

There are three baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of 10 eggs. Can you use the information given to find out how many eggs are in each basket?

### One of Thirty-six

##### KS 1 Challenge Level:

Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?

### Three Ball Line Up

##### KS 1 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.

##### KS 1 Challenge Level:

If you put three beads onto a tens/ones abacus you could make the numbers 3, 30, 12 or 21. What numbers can be made with six beads?

### A City of Towers

##### KS 1 Challenge Level:

In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. There are some families of seven people living in the town. In how many different ways can they build their houses?

### Growing Garlic

##### KS 1 Challenge Level:

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

### Inside Triangles

##### KS 1 Challenge Level:

How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?

### Sitting Round the Party Tables

##### KS 1 & 2 Challenge Level:

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

##### KS 1 & 2 Challenge Level:

How could you put these three beads into bags? How many different ways can you do it? How could you record what you've done?

### School Fair Necklaces

##### KS 1 & 2 Challenge Level:

How many possible necklaces can you find? And how do you know you've found them all?

### Guess the Dominoes

##### KS 1, 2 & 3 Challenge Level:

This task depends on learners sharing reasoning, listening to opinions, reflecting and pulling ideas together.

### Teddy Town

##### KS 1, 2 & 3 Challenge Level:

There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?