Greedy Pig

Greedy Pig
This well known dice game has been a favourite of mine for awhile. I even remember playing it when I was in primary school, back in the 80's! I have played this game with classes from Year 2 to 7. All grades have loved it. It is great for mental computation, addition and also discussing the element of chance. There are a many different versions of how to play. Here are 3 ways that I have played with classes: Partner Game #1 Players take turns rolling a die. During their turn, they may roll as many times as they like, adding up their rolls as they go. They can stop rolling whenever they like. However, if they roll a 1 their turn finishes & they will receive 0 points for that turn! Once they decide to stop rolling they can add the amount to their running score. The first person

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Multiples Tic Tac Toe

tic tac toe multiples
Sometimes the best ideas are the most simple! I love a quick mental maths game like this one! Games can be a great way to start, break up  or end a lesson. I especially like it when they don't require a whole lot of resources either. Tic Tac Toe - Multiples of ____ To play, either choose a number for the whole class to use or have students roll a die to determine the number. Students take turns writing multiples of that number in a grid. The first person to get 3 in a row wins! Students can use scrap pieces of paper or whiteboards to play.

Quick and Easy Lesson Ideas

Relief teaching can be stressful at times! Some days you show up and no work has been set or resources haven't been left for the lessons planned. Relief teachers often need to think on their feet and come up with lessons on the spot. This booklet of ideas came from a competition we ran on our Facebook group. To enter, members posted their favourite activity that required little to no resources or preparation. You can download it here: Relief Teaching Ideas to the Rescue We were blown away with how many people responded! Thank you to all of the RTI members who contributed to this booklet. There were so many fantastic ideas shared. We will be trying a lot of them ourselves! I have decided to keep this as a free download. The ideas all came from our members who wanted to contribute to the book. This book belongs to all

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