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Math Games
With Jane and Joanne

Dice Deluxe



Grade 2 - 3


  • 3-addend addition
  • subtraction from 12
  • immediate recall
  • odd/even


  • 2 players of equal skill


  • playing cards Ace (= 1) through 9
  • 2 dice of one color
  • 1 die of another color
  • paper and pencil


Player 1 rolls the dice. Player 2 flips over a playing card from the deck to determine whether the dice are added or subtracted.

  • If Player 2 flips over an odd-numbered card (Ace, 3, 5, 7, or 9), the numbers on all three dice are added together.
  • If Player 2 flips over an even-numbered card (2, 4, 6, or 8), the numbers on the two dice of one color are added together. Then the number on the third (colored) die is subtracted from the answer.

The first player to say aloud the correct answer to the roll of the dice earns 1 point.

Players alternate rolling the dice. They continue to accumulate points. Players subtract a point for a wrong answer. The first player to reach 18 points is the winner.

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 or email them at [email protected].

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