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.

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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?

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

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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?

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

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

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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?

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

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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 possible answers?

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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?

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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?

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Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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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?

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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?

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