This game offers a fun, hands-on way to reinforce basic math-facts skills.
addition, multiplication, subtraction, facts, game, dice
Before the lesson:
Divide the class into 2 teams. Arrange each team in a circle, one circle inside the other. Each student in the inside circle should face a student in the outside circle. Students can be seated at desks but this activity is probably best done on the floor. Note: The students on the inside circle will not move as the game proceeds.
Every student should have a sheet of paper, a pencil, and a single die. Have the students write their names in the top left corner of the paper.
Decide in advance whether you will use the game to reinforce students' addition or multiplication fact skills.
Share the rules of the game:
For example, if the operation is multiplication and one student rolled a 6 and the other rolled a 4, the first student in the pair to call out 24 (6 x 4 = 24) earns the point.
For example, if one student rolls a 6 and a 3 (18) and another rolls a 5 and a 2 (10), then 18 - 10 = 8 or 18 x 10 = 180.
AssessmentStudents might record all of the problems on their papers and the papers might be checked for a grade.
Linda Nation, Crockett Elementary School in Bryan, Texas