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
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
Split class into pairs or groups of 3 1 dice for each group Paper & pencil for each player Students take turns rolling the dice. If they roll: 1 - draw the body* 2 - draw the head** 3 - draw a leg (need six legs) 4 - draw a wing (need two wings) 5 - draw an antenna (need two) 6 - draw an eye (need two) *need to roll a 1 & draw the body before they can draw any other part! **need to roll a 2 & draw the head before drawing the eyes or antennae First student to finish drawing the beetle is the winner. **I also saw a ladybug version of this game here:http://playfullearning.net/diy-ladybug-dice-game/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+playfullearning+(Playful+Learning)This game would go well with the book 'Ten Little Ladybugs' by Melanie Gerth.