Finding All Possibilities Lower Primary

These activities focus on finding all solutions.  Working in a systematic way will ensure no possibilities are left out.

Robot Monsters

Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

Two Dice

Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

Same Length Trains

Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

Button-up

Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

Three Ball Line Up

Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

Age 5 to 7Challenge 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

Age 5 to 7Challenge 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?

Age 5 to 7Challenge 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?

Triangle Animals

Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

Inside Triangles

Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

Age 5 to 11Challenge 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?

Five Coins

Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

School Fair Necklaces

Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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