Dice Game

A great multiplication game

This is a game played in pairs and sits well with the year four Primary curriculum. It requires no preparation and reinforces the lessons already taught in multiplication, arrays, strategy and area.

Equipment

  • square paper
  • 2 dice
  • coloured pencils
  • ruler

How to play

A player rolls the two dice and this creates the length and width of the rectangle that he now has to draw on a piece of squared paper in his chosen colour. The child multiplies the numbers together to give the correct multiplication fact. This is the number of squares in the centre of the piece of paper. They then write the fact and answer in the middle of the rectangle e.g. 5 x 6 = 30. Then the next player has a turn and records their rectangle in a different colour. The game continues until no one can draw another square. Then each player totals up the number of squares and the one with the most is the winner. To make the game harder for older children use 1-9 dice instead of 1-6

Another great resource for maths games that will need very little preparation and are good fun can be found at MathsSphere

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