Hands on coordinate planes. Fun. Students toss two dice, form a coordinate pair and place a marker on that intersection. Students alternate turns, each trying to be the first to get four markers in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
Love this idea! What's the number? Kids ask questions like Is the number greater than/less than....? Is the number between ___ and ___? Is the number in the tens place ____? etc. No two questions in a row can make the same comparison. Or students may ask in number sentences- - Is the number 5+1? The link is in Spanish, but this is a good idea!
A game for 2 or 3 players. Each player chooses a colour pencil or texta they will use in the game. Players take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they rolled to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square & writing the area in the middle of the shape. Game ends when players run out of room to draw. Winner is the player who has used the largest area/most squares.
First Grade Yahtzee - "This game is so funny to see how excited the kids get. All they have to do is roll 2 dice and cross out the sum. They keep going until they have crossed out all of the numbers. They learn the hard way how hard it is to roll a 2 or a 12"
OP - Simple way to display symmetry! *Love this idea! Also a simple way for kids to copy a pattern. Would also be fun to have partners take turns creating/copying each other's patterns. I just had so many ideas! :)
Have fun with arrays and multiplication - all that's needed is some graph paper, a pair of dice, and two different colored markers or crayons. Easy to follow instructions. HINT: Don't tell them it's math!