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Dice Addition

First Grade Addition Activities: Dice Addition

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Get ready to roll a big number with this fast-paced addition game. Each player takes turns rolling a die, racing to add up their points and reach the precise score of 50, without going over. If a player goes over 50, they have to start all over again at 0. This game is a heart-pounding addition competition that's all about the luck-of-the-roll. It's also a fantastic way for your little one to master addition.

What You Need:

  • Die
  • Scratch paper for each player
  • Pencil for each player
  • 2 or more players

What You Do:

  1. All players start with "0".
  2. Ask the first player to roll the die and add "0" to it to find his new sum.
  3. Have him record his sum for the roll.
  4. Players should continue rolling, recording, and then passing the die and adding to their scores until one of the players reaches 50.
  5. When a player reaches 50, encourage then to shout, "50!" to add a little excitement to game play.
  6. For older kids looking for a bigger challenge, play the same game using multiplication instead. Ask the players what number they'd like to use as the winning number.
Updated on Sep 13, 2013
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