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Play A Math Game – Random Operations

To play the game, you will need index cards and dice (at least two, but add more for older learners).

On the index cards write the various math operations that everyone understands (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, etc). Make one card for each player.

Mix up the cards and lay them face down so that each player chooses an index card. Each player chooses the number of dice he or she wishes to roll according to the operation to be performed.

Adapt the game to the skill level of the players. Examples:

  • Roll two dice and add them together.
  • Roll two dice and subtract the smaller number from the larger number (or the other way around to practice negative numbers.)
  • Roll two dice and multiply them together. Roll two dice, name them as a two-digit number. Then roll a third dice and multiply the two digit number by a one digit number. Advanced players, add more dice and multiply multi-digit numbers.
  • Roll two dice, name them as a two-digit number. Then roll a third dice and divide a two digit number by a one digit number. Younger players can manipulate the numbers to create numbers that are factors and easily divisible, advanced players can practice with remainders, fractions and decimals.

Try playing the game with the player on the left creating the problem for the dice roller to solve. How many different types of math problems can you create using numbers from dice?

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