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Broad Topics > Using, Applying and Reasoning about Mathematics > Working systematically

### Matching Time

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Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

### Getting the Balance

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?

### How Long Does it Take?

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

### Are You Well Balanced?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

### Cuisenaire Counting

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?

### Name the Children

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you find out in which order the children are standing in this line?

### More Children and Plants

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.

### Ordered Ways of Working Lower Primary

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

### Nine-pin Triangles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

### A Bag of Marbles

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Use the information to describe these marbles. What colours must be on marbles that sparkle when rolling but are dark inside?

### Tetrafit

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?

### Late Again

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Moira is late for school. What is the shortest route she can take from the school gates to the entrance?

### Winning the Lottery

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?

### Button-up

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Red Even

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?

### Wonky Watches

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Stuart's watch loses two minutes every hour. Adam's watch gains one minute every hour. Use the information to work out what time (the real time) they arrived at the airport.

### More Transformations on a Pegboard

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.

### Half Time

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?

### Junior Frogs

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?

### Order the Changes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?

### The School Trip

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Lorenzie was packing his bag for a school trip. He packed four shirts and three pairs of pants. "I will be able to have a different outfit each day", he said. How many days will Lorenzie be away?

### Rolling That Cube

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

My cube has inky marks on each face. Can you find the route it has taken? What does each face look like?

### The Add and Take-away Path

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Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?

### Beads and Bags

##### Stage: 1 and 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?

### Mrs Beeswax

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

In how many ways could Mrs Beeswax put ten coins into her three puddings so that each pudding ended up with at least two coins?

### How Many Times?

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

On a digital 24 hour clock, at certain times, all the digits are consecutive. How many times like this are there between midnight and 7 a.m.?

### Triangles All Around

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?

### Making Trains

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?

### A Square of Numbers

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

### Combining Cuisenaire

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?

### Nineteen Hexagons

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

In this maze of hexagons, you start in the centre at 0. The next hexagon must be a multiple of 2 and the next a multiple of 5. What are the possible paths you could take?

### Three Ball Line Up

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

### Home Time

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Alice's mum needs to go to each child's house just once and then back home again. How many different routes are there? Use the information to find out how long each road is on the route she took.

### Code Breaker

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?

### Five Coins

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Ben has five coins in his pocket. How much money might he have?

### One to Fifteen

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Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

### Jigsaw Pieces

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Imagine that the puzzle pieces of a jigsaw are roughly a rectangular shape and all the same size. How many different puzzle pieces could there be?

### Arrangements

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?

### 5 on the Clock

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

On a digital clock showing 24 hour time, over a whole day, how many times does a 5 appear? Is it the same number for a 12 hour clock over a whole day?

### Triangle Edges

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?

### More Plant Spaces

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.

### Here to There 1 2 3

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Move from the START to the FINISH by moving across or down to the next square. Can you find a route to make these totals?

### 2,4,6,8

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?

### Difference

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

### Fault-free Rectangles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

### The Puzzling Sweet Shop

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children buy with their money?

### Find the Difference

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

### Counters

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

### A Child Is Full of ...

##### Stage: 2 Short Challenge Level:

My cousin was 24 years old on Friday April 5th in 1974. On what day of the week was she born?

### Red Express Train

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

The Red Express Train usually has five red carriages. How many ways can you find to add two blue carriages?