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Multiplication Dice Toss

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LEVEL

Grade 3

SKILLS

  • multiplication facts to 36
  • immediate recall

PLAYERS

  • 2 - 4 players of equal skill

EQUIPMENT

  • 2 dice
  • counters -- pieces of cereal (Cheerios or Chex, for example) make good counters

GETTING STARTED

Player 1 rolls the dice. Players multiply the two dice. The first player to say aloud the correct answer collects one counter and becomes the next dice roller.

If there is a tie -- if both players say the correct response at the exact same time -- then both players may pick up a counter.
Players must give back a counter for any incorrect answer that is called out.

After a set amount of time, players count up their counters. The player with the most counters is the winner.

VARIATION

Play the game using multiplication facts to 144. In this version of the game, each player rolls 2 dice twice. The dice are added together and then multiplied.

    Example
  • On the first roll, the player rolls a 6 and a 3, for a total of 9.
  • On the second roll, the player rolls a 4 and a 7, for a total of 11.
  • The first player who calls out the correct answer to 9 x 11 (99) earns a counter.
Joanne Currah and Jane Felling have created two best-selling math game books -- Shuffling Into Math (for teachers of grades K-3) and All Hands on Deck (grades 1-9). Each book includes simple instructions for more than 100 math games that help children discover math concepts and reinforce math skills. Education World is pleased to present a selection of those activities in this series.

Click to learn more about these books and other exciting products and service from Joanne and Jane's Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks.

More About Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

Joanne Currah and Jane Felling created their company, BOX CARS & ONE-EYED JACKS, for the sole purpose of making math fun -- not threatening or frustrating -- for children. Joanne and Jane spend many days each year on the road as they train teachers to make math fun for kids and run Family Math Nights at schools. To learn more about the authors, their books, and the services they provide, visit them at www.boxcarsandoneeyedjacks.com or email them at boxcars@planet.eon.net.

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