Math Games with a Pair of Dice - Math Coach's Corner

Math Games with a Pair of Dice

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

There is no question that playing games makes math more fun for everyone! Whether planning for games that kiddos can play at home during the school year or putting together learning bags for students to take home over breaks, dice and playing cards are inexpensive materials with tons of uses.

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This downloadable booklet is chock full of games that require only a pair of regular dice. To assemble the booklet, you’ll need to copy the sheets two-sided, fold them as a booklet, and staple. The link is below the pictures. Enjoy!

 

Click here to grab yours! If you like this booklet, check out the one I made for playing math games with a deck of cards.

 

28 Comments

  1. Faith Morrow

    I shared this in multiple teacher groups on Facebook and provided the link to your page. I did both booklets and added dice and a deck of cards as Christmas presents for all of my math intervention kids. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    • Donna Boucher

      Thanks for sharing! I was wondering where all the traffic was coming from. Mystery solved. πŸ˜€

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  2. Melissa Briggs

    Pig is great fun! My fourth grade class enjoys playing with each other when we have some extra time.

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  3. Karen Winford

    THANK YOU! These games will be fun for my kiddos. I appreciate this booklet, and also the games with a deck of cards. My family used to play games a lot, and I really think that’s how I learned my basic facts.

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  4. Chavel

    I think that these games to be great for back to school week. Thank you sharing.

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  5. Kimberly Perez

    Hi, I was trying to access the link for the dice games, but I’m getting a server error. I realize this is a post from awhile ago, so it might not be available anymore. If it is, I’d love to get a copy of it.

    Thanks!

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    • Donna Boucher

      I think it was down for a little while today. Did you try again?

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    • Kimberly Perez

      Nevermind… I got it. πŸ™‚

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      • Donna Boucher

        Good!!

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  6. Ellyn

    You have the best ideas! Thank you for sharing them with those of us who are not as math savvy as you are! You help us be better teachers for our students!

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  7. Rebecca

    I can’t tell you how AMAZING I think your blog is….I couldn’t teach without it!!!! These are going to be wonderful to share with parents at our Math & Literacy night….THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! (Of course credit will be given to you:0)

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    • Donna Boucher

      I love your enthusiasm, Rebecca! Thank you so much for passing on this resource to your parents. πŸ™‚

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  8. Rebecca

    I have loved using your site to prepare for a mission trip to Guatemala to train some teachers there! When I google math games with Spanish instructions, this pops up. Do you happen to have the dice or card game directions in Spanish? That would be so helpful for them to have some resources to use after we leave. My e-mail is [email protected] if you have them in Spanish. Thanks so much!!!

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    • Donna Boucher

      I just emailed you, Rebecca. I wish I could help with this, but I do not have a Spanish translation for either of these. πŸ™

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  9. Deb Nam-Krane

    These look wonderful- thank you so much for posting.

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  10. Teach80

    Wow! Great games for my students to enjoy. I can’t wait to get these going with my math group. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    • Donna Boucher

      My pleasure!

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  11. Amanda

    This is a terrific resource! Thank you!! πŸ™‚

    Amanda
    The Teaching Thief

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  12. Lucy Ravitch

    I love dice games! I like how you added the ten frames too.
    Kids Math Teacher

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  13. Cindy Keller

    Thanks for sharing! I love to teach with games!

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    • Donna Boucher

      And kids love to learn with games, Cindy! Win win. πŸ™‚

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    • Donna Boucher

      You’re welcome, Bethany! Thanks for taking the time to leave a sweet comment. πŸ™‚

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  14. lisa

    Thank you so much for these awesome ideas that make it easy for parents to practice skills in a fun way with their kiddos! I put your activities at my learning centers and then share the games and directions with families.

    Lisa

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    • Donna Boucher

      Glad to do it, Lisa! I love that you get the families involved. πŸ™‚

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  15. The Brown-Bag Teacher

    I love these awesome and inexpensive summer ideas to keep students learning! Thank you, Donna. πŸ™‚

    Catherine
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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    • Donna Boucher

      My pleasure, Catherine! Anything to make math fun and keep learning going! πŸ™‚

      Reply

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