Subitizing Dice – Throw 1 Die
Patterns 1 to 6 – Subitizing Dice
A Possible Math Dice Game to Play – Make 10
Use Subitizing Dice to Make 10. This is a fast-paced game that challenges students’ knowledge of pairs of numbers that add to 10. It also encourages students to practice finding the difference between 10 and a larger number.
What You Need:
3 Players – One die thrower and two callers.
Scratch paper for recording scores
Ten frames as a scaffold (optional)
How to Play this Dice Game:
The Thrower throws the die.
Players One and Two call out the number that when added to the number rolled on the dice MAKES TEN.
The Thrower decides which player ‘won’ the race to call out the correct number.
The player who ‘wins’ records the number they called out as their score. E.g. if a 6 is thrown and Player One is the first to call out 4, then their score is 4 for that round.
Play continues in this fashion for 5 rounds.
How to Win this Subitized Dice Game:
The player with the highest score at the end of 5 rounds is declared the winner.
Possible Game Variations Using Subitized Dice:
– Two-dice Version: A player will roll two dice and add their totals together. Depending on the sum rolled, players will need to add or subtract to MAKE 10. The difference between the sum of the dice and 10 is their score.
– Choose a different number as the total. e.g. 20 to do Facts to 20 or 15 to practice adding Through the Decade.
NB Load time is about a minute. Please hang in there and prepare to witness the mesmerizing dance of a die emerging from a portal and landing on a barrel top. Such a fun addition to Math class. (Pun not intended but very much enjoyed)
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