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# 2-12 Dice & Numbers game

Author: Roger Parker

Here is a simple warm up numbers game to start a lesson (esp younger grades)

You need 2 soft dices (now available at daiso 100yen shop) and 2 to 12 large numbers flash cards and point cards (as I have large numbers but points can be done on the board if smaller numbers)

After reviewing numbers 1 to 12 with the kids,

1. Simply place large 2 to 12 flash cards of the floor around the room.

2. Get the kids to stand by a number.

3. Throw the dice (later get the kids to do this) and

4. Ask whatfs the number?

5. Give the kids on the right number a point card (or equivalent).

6. Shout Change! And continue again from 2

For real low level kids I use just 1 to 6 cards with 1 dice.

I have modified version it for slightly higher groups, its basically the same but .....

1. Start simple with one dice (1 to 6) so they get the hang of it & assign one point for the right number

2 Then introduce the numbers 7 to 12 and using 2 dice assign 2 points for the right number and 1 point for a number that is 1 higher or 1 lower eg if the 2 dice show 10 then the people on 10 get 2 points and the people on 9 and 11 get 1 point (elicit the numbers)

This is a good chance to teach higher/bigger and lower/smaller, is more fun and gets them to think a bit about numbers

Roger Parker

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