Three dice are placed in a row. Find a way to turn each one so that the three numbers on top of the dice total the same as the three numbers on the front of the dice. Can you find all the ways to do this?
Follow the directions for circling numbers in the matrix. Add all
the circled numbers together. Note your answer. Try again with a
different starting number. What do you notice?
Roll over the Dice
Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
You will need a 5 by 5 square and a dice.
Place your dice in the top left hand corner.
Whatever number is on the top of the dice, write it down on the square.
Follow the green line on this grid as a route by rolling your dice, writing down the numbers on top of the dice as you move along. You can see in this video how it might be started. Have a good look at what's happening and then carry it on in a similar way.
When you've filled all 25 squares with numbers, EXPLORE!
What do you notice?
What little change can you make to the rules to explore again?
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embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice.