## Math Dice Games Part 3

Let's Keep Things Rolling! More Math Games With A Dice Theme

I made Dice Game Stuff to go with the addition, subtraction, greater & less than dice games featured in the last 2 articles.

Whenever I taught a concept to my Y5’s I liked to stick with a theme.

It kept things simple, organized and less complicated for them.

I also had everything I needed handy and things just seem to flow from one transition into the next.

I could also overlap the various subjects too.

Here are some things you can do with these items:

The Make your own dice is a nice home-school connection where students can practice their cutting skills, something for a sub folder, or that extra activity students can do when they’ve finished everything else.

Run it off on cardstock. Give students a jingle bell to glue inside for added fun.

The large red dice make perfect flashcards when young students are learning to identify groups with a number.

Print them off, laminate, cut them out and keep them with your calendar or story time “stuff”.

You can also punch a hole in one corner and put them on a split ring.

Run off the smaller copies for students to make a split ring flipbook as well.  You flash your large number and they flip through their little ones to see who can find it the fastest.

Run off the Smaller Red-Dot Dice, laminate and cut out and make Memory Match Concentration games. Students can match them dice to dice or dice to number.

Laminate the number and symbol cards as well.  These too, can be used as Memory Match games or have students make equations with them.

Students can roll real dice, make an equation with the laminated paper dice, and then write down the equation on a sheet of scratch paper.

Set the timer to ring after 5 minutes.  Students can play individually or with a partner.

The person with the most equations completed when the timer rings, is the winner.

The traceable number flashcards offer a nice way to review skip counting by 2’s, 3’s and 5’s.

I’m always looking for easy and interesting ways to plug that concept in, for a quick review my kiddo’s would think was fun, so they’d want to continue practicing.

I made covers for the traceable flashcards so they can be turned into Itty Bitty booklets.

Run off extra sets on different colors to make Memory Match Concentration games.  You can also play I Have; Who Has? with them as well.

I hope you enjoy getting things rolling with your little ones and they have fun with these activities.

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## Skip Counting With Monkeys

Are a few of your students still struggling with skip counting, or are you teaching PK and decided to raise the bar and add a K standard to help out for next year while you still have some days left before school ends?

I’m always looking for fun ways to reinforce skip counting with kids, so I dreamed up “Barrel of Monkeys!”

There are traceable number cards for skip counting by 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s as well as counting by 1’s to  30 with, matching covers for each set so that students can make their own Itty Bitty booklets.

Make a large “teacher’s monkey” and laminate.  Pass out your class set to the students and “feed the monkey” while you count whatever set you want to reinforce.

Play “I Have; Who Has?” and feed the monkey that way. i.e. “I have 2 who has 4, 6, 8?" etc.

Make class sets in a variety of colors.  Children choose a partner.

Mix up the cards, but keep the packs separate.  Each child flips over a card.

The one with the lowest card goes first and skip counts from that number ‘til the end.  If they do it correctly they get both cards. i.e. if they flip a 4 and their partner flips an 8, they get to count 4,6,8,10 all the way to 40.

If they can do that, they get to keep their 4-card and their partner’s 8 card.  If they can’t do it, their partner gets a turn to try it.

If they are successful they get the cards.  Play continues ‘til all of the cards are gone.

You can also use them to play Concentration-Memory Match games.

A nice companion to this packet is the rhyming easy reader booklet Counting Monkeys, which includes a graphing extension, to reinforce yet another standard.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure and pop back tomorrow for more fun tips.

Do you have one you'd like to share?  I'd enjoy hearing from you diane@teachwithme.com or feel free to leave a comment here, especially if you use one of my ideas. I really enjoy hearing from you.

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I hope these activities have your little monkeys having a barrel full of fun!