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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.

Teddy Town

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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?

First Connect Three for Two

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First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

First Connect Three

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The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

Jumping Squares

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In this problem it is not the squares that jump, you do the jumping! The idea is to go round the track in as few jumps as possible.

Whose Sandwich?

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Chandra, Jane, Terry and Harry ordered their lunches from the sandwich shop. Use the information below to find out who ordered each sandwich.

Four-triangle Arrangements

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How many different shapes can you make by putting four right- angled isosceles triangles together?

Growing Garlic

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

Briefcase Lock

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My briefcase has a three-number combination lock, but I have forgotten the combination. I remember that there's a 3, a 5 and an 8. How many possible combinations are there to try?

Ordered Ways of Working Lower Primary

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

Unit Differences

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This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.

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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?

Late Again

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

Finding All Possibilities Lower Primary

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

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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?

Round the Two Dice

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This activity focuses on rounding to the nearest 10.

What Shape and Colour?

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Can you fill in the empty boxes in the grid with the right shape and colour?

Number Sandwiches

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Can you arrange the digits 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 and 3 to make a Number Sandwich?

Name the Children

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

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?

Jumping Cricket

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El Crico the cricket has to cross a square patio to get home. He can jump the length of one tile, two tiles and three tiles. Can you find a path that would get El Crico home in three jumps?

Mixed-up Socks

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Start with three pairs of socks. Now mix them up so that no mismatched pair is the same as another mismatched pair. Is there more than one way to do it?

Mrs Beeswax

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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?

A Bag of Marbles

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

Twinkle Twinkle

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A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

Button-up

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

Two Dice

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

Finding All Possibilities Lower Primary

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These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.

Wonky Watches

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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.

How Long Does it Take?

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

Two Spinners

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What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?

Factor Lines

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Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

Lots of Lollies

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Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?

Train Routes

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This train line has two tracks which cross at different points. Can you find all the routes that end at Cheston?

5 on the Clock

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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?

Fault-free Rectangles

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

Tea Cups

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Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.

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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?

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.

Home Time

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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.

Nineteen Hexagons

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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?

Sitting Round the Party Tables

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

2,4,6,8

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

Red Express Train

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

Snakes

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Explore the different snakes that can be made using 5 cubes.

The Games' Medals

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Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?

3 Blocks Towers

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Take three differently coloured blocks - maybe red, yellow and blue. Make a tower using one of each colour. How many different towers can you make?

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Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

Leap Frog

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The brown frog and green frog want to swap places without getting wet. They can hop onto a lily pad next to them, or hop over each other. How could they do it?

Four Triangles Puzzle

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Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?