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
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.
Did you ever play the Chocolate Game? It was a very popular birthday party game when I was at primary school. You would take turns rolling a die. If you rolled a 6 you would dress up in a silly costume & then use a knife & fork to cut & eat from a block of chocolate. It was a noisy, fast paced game, and we all loved it! This is NOT that game but reminds me a little of it. Roll a 6! Equipment Each group will need: - 1 piece of paper - 1 die - 1 pencil How to Play - Divide class into groups of 4 or 5 - Hand out equipment needed - Students sit in a circle - Students take turns rolling the die - If they roll a 6 they start writing the numbers 1 - 100 on the piece of paper. -