This article outlines some of the benefits of using dice games in the classroom, especially as a tool for formative assessment.
Bernard's article reminds us of the richness of using dice for number, shape and probability.
Simple dice and spinners tool for experiments.
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?
A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
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?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
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 is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.
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?
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
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
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?
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?
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.
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?
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?