Quick and Easy to Prep Dice Game for Multiplication or Addition of Three Digits


Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Quick and Easy to Prep Dice Game for Multiplication or Addition!
A Quick and Easy To Prep Dice Game
You will ♥love♥ this game! 
I made it up one year because my plan lesson ended sooner than I thought & the natives were getting restless, they loved it SOOOOO much that we turned it into a tournament the next day! The best part about the game is that it is completely LUCK, so your lowest student can be the grand prize winner and your smartest of the smart might end up in last place

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Quick and Easy to Prep Dice Game for Multiplication or Addition!

However, it is great for reinforcing multiplication and calculator skills for everyone. It can also be revised to be addition instead, so it is really a great K - 4th game!

Directions:
Pair students up, or let them pick partners.
Everyone gets 3 dice each and their own calculator.
Students roll all three dice at the same time.
Each child multiplies their 3 digits to get a final answer.
THEN...they must check each other's work with their calculator. {This gives them another problem to work & it helps to stop any 'cheating' problems!}
The winner is the student with the highest answer.
Record your tallies on a sheet of paper.
Play until one student gets 10 points. This also helps with the mental math of "three to go and I win" or "I only need 1 point to tie" etc.
Then congratulate your winner, "Great Job!"
Say something nice to the loser, "Good Game!"
Move around the room and watch another game until someone is done, then play a new partner!

Then, like real life, we figure out some better ways to control the dice. One child said, "After you roll the dice, put them in the cover of the calculator!"

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Quick and Easy to Prep Dice Game for Multiplication or Addition!
Then another child figured out we could roll the dice INSIDE the calculator cover & they would never hit the floor! I just love it when I'm learning new things from their creativity! :)
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Quick and Easy to Prep Dice Game for Multiplication or Addition!

This game made for some great discussion at the end of class. How rolling a 1 stinks because anything times 1 "says their name" and stays the same. How the greatest answer is 216 because 6*6*6= 216. They thought of lots of interesting things & I wish I had taken a picture of the anchor chart with their stickie notes! 

Anyway, the next day we played it like a basketball tournament. Winners continued to play each other and losers moved on to play each other...it was a lot of fun! True to what I had hoped, the lowest student in the class was the WINNER! The loser? I had said that the smartest of the smart could be the loser because it is completely a game of LUCK! Number 12, the bottom of the heap was ME! I lost the entire game & not because I wasn't trying! 

The kids loved the game even more! :)

Here Is Some Christmas Three Digit Fun For Your Classroom
Color By Numbers Christmas Two-Step Math Problems Bundle 

Twenty Christmas Critters Color Your Answers Worksheets for Three Addends Addition, Two-Step Subtraction, Two-Step Multiplication and Two-Step Division, Answer Keys Included.

This math resource includes:
* Five Three Addends Addition pages with progressively harder problems
* Five Two-Step Subtraction pages with progressively harder problems
* Five Two-Step Multiplication pages with progressively harder problems
* Five Two-Step Division pages with progressively harder problems
* Twenty Answer Keys
These high interest black and white printables are great for seat work, homework or small group work.
 
 Colour By Numbers Christmas Two-Step Math Problems Bundle

Twenty Christmas Critters Colour Your Answers Worksheets for Three Addends Addition, Two-Step Subtraction, Two-Step Multiplication and Two-Step Division, Answer Keys Included. Colour instead of Color and Grey instead of Gray in this UK Spelling Friendly Version.

This math resource includes:
* Five Three Addends Addition pages with progressively harder problems
* Five Two-Step Subtraction pages with progressively harder problems
* Five Two-Step Multiplication pages with progressively harder problems
* Five Two-Step Division pages with progressively harder problems
* Twenty Answer Keys
These high interest black and white printables are great for seat work, homework or small group work.


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