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....

Using Dice Games in the Classroom 

Stage: Early years, 1 and 2
This article outlines some of the benefits of using dice games in the classroom, especially as a tool for formative assessment.

Dotty Six 

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.

Shut the Box 

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
An old game but lots of arithmetic!

Roll These Dice 

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
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?

A Bit of a Dicey Problem 

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3
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?