An old game but lots of arithmetic!
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
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?
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?
It's worth having a look at this for the final solution and see the mathematical skills that have gone on.
Go to last month's problems to see more solutions.
What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.
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.