Area Dice Game

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area dice game

This game is an old favourite. I used to play it when I was at school! It is good as a mental maths or early finishers task. They will be working on area, perimeter, addition and multiplication, all in one game!

Area Dice Game

  • A game for 2 or 3 players.
  • Each player chooses a colour pencil or texta they will use in the game.
  • Players take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they rolled to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square & writing the area in the middle of the shape.
  • Game ends when players run out of room to draw.
  • Winner is the player who has used the largest area/most squares.

A couple of tips:

Have the students add up their areas as they go so that it is easier for them to work out the winner in the end!

I always take with me a class set of dice, just in case I can’t locate any in the classroom that I’m in. You can usually find cheap dice in discount stores or on eBay.

I also take with me a book of 1cm grid paper. I buy this from a newsagency. Grid paper is handy to have for games like this one, maths, graphing, and creating word searches & crosswords.


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