KS2 Teacher Playing with Dice Collection

Using Dice Games in the Classroom

Stage: Early years, 1 and 2

This article outlines some of the benefits of using dice games in the classroom, especially as a tool for formative assessment.

Using Dice Here and There

Stage: 1 and 2

Bernard's article reminds us of the richness of using dice for number, shape and probability.

Dice & Spinners Interactive

Simple dice and spinners tool for experiments.

Dicey

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A game has a special dice with a colour spot on each face. These three pictures show different views of the same dice. What colour is opposite blue?

Football World Cup Simulation

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.

Odds or Sixes?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?

Tricky Track

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

Dicey Operations

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Three Dice

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?

Tug Harder!

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?

Dotty Six

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.

Roll These Dice

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Roll two red dice and a green dice. Add the two numbers on the red dice and take away the number on the green. What are all the different possibilities that could come up?

Dice and Spinner Numbers

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

If you had any number of ordinary dice, what are the possible ways of making their totals 6? What would the product of the dice be each time?

Domino Numbers

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

The Twelve Pointed Star Game

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?

First Connect Three

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

The Path of the Dice

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

A Bit of a Dicey Problem

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

When you throw two regular, six-faced dice you have more chance of getting one particular result than any other. What result would that be? Why is this?

Scoring with Dice

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

I throw three dice and get 5, 3 and 2. Add the scores on the three dice. What do you get? Now multiply the scores. What do you notice?