Playing with Dice

Playing with Dice

Dice activities are fantastic for early formative assessment. Here are our favourites, and they are open for solutions. Encourage your class to send in their ways of working....

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

Shut the Box 

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level
An old game but lots of arithmetic!

Dotty Six 

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level
Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.

Dicey Addition 

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

Dicey Operations in Line 

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Roll These Dice 

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level
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?

A Bit of a Dicey Problem 

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level
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?